All Voting is Local in the News
“The voters are already being harmed by the last changes they made.”
-Brad Ashwell, Florida State director
Feb. 2, 2023 via Politico
Florida could alter its voting by mail rules yet again ahead of the 2024 presidential election, including blocking voters from being able to request a mail-in-ballot by telephone.
Jan. 19, 2023 via The Washington Post
Two weeks after a Republican-backed voting law significantly reshaped Ohio’s election procedure, local officials, advocates and voters are still making sense of the changes — and how the alterations could restrict who might cast ballots in 2024.
“Every day there’s something that comes out that we are learning more about.”
-Kayla griffin, ohio state director
“There is also a time and a place for people like this to not be in a position that makes such crucial decisions on our elections in Wisconsin.”
-Sam Liebert, Wisconsin state director
Jan. 12, 2023 via CBS 58
An official on the Wisconsin Elections Commission is not backing down from comments many voting rights groups see as voter suppression. Commissioner Bob Spindell emailed constituents Dec. 16 to tout efforts to lower voter turnout in Milwaukee’s minority communities.
Jan. 11, 2023 via the Arizona Mirror
Gov. Katie Hobbs says last year’s problems, from equipment errors to the politics of certifying results, could guide for improvements in 2023.
Arizona’s Election Procedures Manual, which expands on state election law and is legally binding, already includes language about this being a nondiscretionary duty. So maybe the state doesn’t need new laws, but for county supervisors to simply follow the law.
-Alex gulotta, arizona state director
“[election deniers] are going to continue to try and find fertile ground for their efforts to undermine our elections. They are not going to give up.”
-Alex Gulotta, Arizona state director
Nov. 28, 2022 via CNN
By a 2-1 vote Monday morning, the Republican majority on the Cochise County Board of Supervisors pushed back certification until Friday, citing concerns about voting machines. Because Monday was the deadline for all 15 Arizona counties to certify their results, Cochise’s action could put at risk the votes of some 47,000 county residents and could inject chaos into the election if those votes go uncounted.