NH Legislature Renews Attack on Voting Residency

Posted By: Archita Taylor, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
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The New Hampshire state legislature has returned to some of its old voter restriction tactics. Just yesterday, the House Election Law Committee passed a bill that creates unnecessary and unconstitutional barriers to eligible individuals’ right to register to vote in the state, particularly for student voters. SB 179 would change New Hampshire’s longstanding domicile requirement for voting, by implementing a more restrictive standard.

Line-item veto in Ohio removes risk for a new burden on student voters

Posted By: Archita Taylor, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) commends Ohio Governor John Kasich’s use of his line-item veto power, striking a provision in the state’s transportation budget that would have restricted students’ voting rights. The Governor’s veto of this detrimental provision showed he was listening to concerns of advocates that were echoed by the media and the public.

The Ohio Legislature Should Fund Absentee Ballot Application Mailings

Posted By: Archita Taylor, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The Ohio State Legislature has captured national headlines this week for its effort to restrict access to the ballot by requiring those who register to vote in the state to also obtain in-state vehicle registration and driver’s licenses within 30 days.

Honoring the Selma Voting Rights Marches on the 50th Anniversary

Posted By: Archita Taylor, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
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Later this year, we will commemorate 50 years since the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, which established federal guidelines requiring states to ensure access to the ballot for all Americans, particularly historically disenfranchised African Americans. The passage of the Voting Rights Act came about as a result of a hard-fought battle waged by civil rights leaders in the country, some of whom lost their lives for the cause.

FELN Goes to Bat Against Student Voter Discrimination in TN

Posted By: Erica Evans

Post Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Earlier today, the Fair Elections Legal Network, along with the Nashville law firm of Barrett, Johnston, Martin & Garrison, LLC, filed a lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s voter ID law’s exclusion of student ID cards. On behalf of the Nashville Student Organizing Committee and nine individual plaintiffs, the suit maintains that Tennessee’s voter ID law violates the 14th Amendment and 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Help Students Vote: Adopt Student ID Legislation in Texas

Posted By: Archita Taylor, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
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In 2011, the Texas state legislature passed what has come to be considered one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country. Among the list of acceptable IDs to present at the polling place, students IDs are noticeably missing. Of the fourteen states with strict voter IDs in place during the 2014 general election, six did not accept student IDs for voting purposes, Texas included.

A Foreseeable Train Wreck in Arizona's Elections

Posted By: Jon Sherman, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
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This piece originally appeared on The Huffington Post

NVRD: A Day of Action Especially on College Campuses

Posted By: Kristen Muthig

Post Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
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The post originally appeared on the Campus Vote Project blog.

Down to the Haywire in the Badger State

Posted By: Jon Sherman

Post Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
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This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post.

Win for Ohio Voters: Early voting hours restored in time for November election

Posted By: Archita Taylor, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
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Earlier today, Federal District Judge Peter Economus granted a preliminary injunction to block amendments and revisions to Ohio’s early voting law.  The suit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the behalf of the League of Women Voters, NAACP, and several African American churches, challenges an Ohio state statute and directives issued by Secretary of State Jon Husted, which collectively reduced early voting from 35 to 28 days, reduced weekend and eve