Press Releases, State News / January 26, 2021

All Voting is Local State Leaders Urge Voter-Focused Election Reforms During 2021 Legislative Period

WASHINGTON – In op-eds for Talking Points Memo, the Arizona Republic, Cleveland.com, Nevada Independent, Tampa Bay Times - and an accompanying Spanish version in the Orlando Sentinel - All Voting is Local Pennsylvania, Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, and Florida state directors share lessons learned from the 2020 general election—with firsthand accounts of how changes spurred by the pandemic affected voters—and urge officials to fix outdated voting systems and expand access to the ballot.

Media / January 22, 2021

Detroit Free Press: Big changes could be coming to Michigan’s election process

Aghogho Edevbie, the Michigan director of the voter advocacy organization All Voting is Local, said Michigan’s election law should accommodate the expectation voters have that they will know the winners of an election on election night. "When the results take a while, people don’t like that and the Legislature has to adjust to it," he said.

Since the November election, Michigan’s top Republican lawmakers have changed their tune on preprocessing absentee ballots.

Media / January 21, 2021

Fox10 Phoenix: Voting rights advocates decry GOP bills in Arizona State Legislature, saying it amounts to voter suppression

"Requiring a notarization does away with vote-by-mail, for all intents and purposes," said Alex Gulotta, the Arizona State Director for the group All Voting Is Local. "When was the last time you got something notarized? Having to have something notarized is a big burden to a voter. It creates a barrier, so what we see are a bunch of bills that create a barrier to voting."

AVL Action / January 21, 2021

Community Organizations Condemn Extreme Voter Suppression Bills Under Consideration by the Arizona State Legislature

At 2 pm today, the Senate Government Committee will hold a hearing on SB1069, a bill introduced by State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita that would purge hundreds of thousands of people from the permanent vote by mail list. The bill is one of a series of voter suppression bills currently under consideration by the Arizona state legislature. In response to the proposed bills, a coalition of Arizona community organizations and voting rights groups issued the following statement:

Media, State News / January 14, 2021

Truthout: Raffensperger Stood Up to Trump, But He Also Attacked Voting Rights Groups

For Aklima Khondoker, Georgia state director for All Voting is Local, Raffensperger’s actions have been continuously trending toward focusing on his own political survival instead of prioritizing voters and a fair process. “These two versions are at odds,” said Khondoker. “In one version, Raffensperger is committed to rejecting political fodder, while in the other, he signals a call to his base.”

Khondoker challenged the inconsistencies within Raffensperger’s approach to the current election cycle even after he unequivocally condemned the worst of allegations. “We hear that our elections were conducted fairly, honestly and free from fraud,” Khondoker told Truthout. “Raffensperger is fueling suspicions about our elections by opening baseless investigations that serve to weaken the integrity of our elections for political gain.”

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