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Evenwel v. Abbott, a case out of Texas, has the potential to upset the criteria for drawing state and local legislative districts so that they would be determined by the total number of voters instead of total population. The League submitted an amicus brief in Evenwel that supports the current practice of drawing district lines.
National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) 2015 is over, but we’ll be smiling about the results for a long time to come! Here’s what excited us most about National Voter Registration Day.
Over 26 states have, or will soon have, online voter registration. The proposed online voter registration bills in Florida and Texas would provide thousands of citizens the ability to easily register to take part in our democracy.
Grace Chimene, a board member of the League of Women Voters of Texas, testified against both bills.
The League of Women Voters of the Austin Area guest blogs on their recent Partner Recognition Award for their voter registration work.
I worked with the Election Protection Hotline to help many voters rectify the issues they were facing when attempting to exercise their right to vote. But it also illuminated how far we have to go to have fair, free and accessible elections for all eligible citizens.