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“The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire and four college students, represented by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, sued the state yesterday, alleging that newly implemented voter registration requirements effectively create a poll tax and prevent students from voting.”


“The key to this year’s judicial retention election may be educating voters that it’s about whether a judge is doing his/her  job, not about politics and how that judge rules on one issue, according to a roundtable discussion Wednesday.”


“Arkansas has one of the lowest voter participation rates in the nation, so it's important to look at what we can do to reverse that trend,” said Mary Alice Serafini, president of the organization.


“The League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County [KS] announced today that it is launching an extensive voter registration campaign at area high schools in order to engage students who will be 18 years old by the Nov. 6 General Election.”


“The Republican-crafted ballot language for state Issue 2 would be ‘fatal’ to the proposal and must be rewritten, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled yesterday. ... The high court sided with Voters First, the coalition that includes the League of Women Voters, Democrats and unions. The Republican-dominated high court ruled 6-1 that the Ballot Board’s effort to trim the extensive proposal for redrawing legislative and congressional districts down to five paragraphs contained ‘material omissions and factual inaccuracies.’”


“ABC 7 Chicago, the station that has broadcast candidate debates for more than two decades, will partner with the League of Women Voters of Illinois for two, half-hour debates with the candidates of the 10(th) and 11(th) Congressional Districts.”


“On Wednesday, in the heat of another pitched American battle over voting rights, one that is playing out in courthouses and state capitals all across the nation, the Senate Judiciary Committee met yet again to remind us of how tenuous the right to vote still is in this country. ... The hearing was called "The Citizens United Court and the Continuing Importance of the Voting Rights Act" and, as the title suggests, it was an attempt by the Democratic leadership on the Committee to connect together on Capitol Hill two legal trends of recent vintage, each beginning in 2010.”


“The League of Women's Voters of Greater Tucson is preparing its voters guide for the November election to educate voters on issues, propositions and candidates.”


“The sixth time was the charm. ... Eugene Sim, 62, a recently homeless man who tried in vain five times to obtain an Indiana identification card, finally succeeded on his last visit.”


“Cynthia Houston, 84, had a flash of grumpiness when she went to vote yesterday in Boscawen: Her husband reminded her that she was supposed to bring a photo ID after they'd already gotten in line in the basement of the Congregational church.”