New York State Court of Appeals Election Law Designating petitions – Equal representation – Designation of gender Mintz v. Board of Elections in the City of New York No. 127 Memorandum Background: At issue on appeal is whether the petition requesting validation of a designating petition was properly denied. The court had held that the designating petition failed to specify whether ... … [Read more...] about Court of Appeals – Election Law: Mintz v. Board of Elections in the City of New York
Jessie Balmert Cincinnati Enquirer Published 11:34 AM EDT Sep 20, 2018 COLUMBUS - The Ohio Election Commission is looking into whether Democratic congressional candidate Aftab Pureval spent money from his county election campaign on expenses for the U.S. Congress run in violation of state election laws. The group voted 6-1 Thursday to investigate further a complaint that was filed by anti-tax activist Mark Miller. He alleged Pureval did not file accurate reports, failed to document all expenses and used county campaign money for his congressional campaign. Pureval is locked in a tight race with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot. "There is at least a reasonable question as to the propriety of certain expenses," Ohio Election Commission executive director Phil Richter said. Pureval spent $30,000 from his clerk of courts campaign in the first six months of the year. Pureval says those expenses relate to his county office. But … [Read more...] about Did Pureval violation election laws? Ohio Election Commission meets today
Luke Mansillo, The Washington Post Published 4:59 am PDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra, Australia, on Aug. 24, 2018. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra, Australia, on Aug. 24, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Mark Graham. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Mark Graham. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra, Australia, on Aug. 24, 2018. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra, Australia, on Aug. 24, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Mark Graham. Australia has had 7 prime ministers in just 11 years. Blame its quirky election laws. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In late August, Scott Morrison replaced … [Read more...] about Australia has had 7 prime ministers in just 11 years. Blame its quirky election laws.
By DAVE SOLOMONNew Hampshire Union Leader August 30. 2018 8:05PM A courtroom full of lawyers listens as Louise Spencer, an activist for progressive causes, continues her testimony in the fourth day of a hearing on the state's new law governing voter registration. (Dave Solomon / Union Leader) MANCHESTER — An advocate for immigrant families and a University of New Hampshire student activist testified that the state’s new election law would suppress turnout among students, the homeless and newly minted American citizens as the hearing on Senate Bill 3 entered its fourth day in Hillsborough County Superior Court.The bill, passed last year and signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu, establishes new procedures for voter registration within 30 days of an election or on election day. It requires would-be voters to provide proof of residency, other than the voter affidavit they had been required to sign.If someone trying to register doesn’t have the right documents, … [Read more...] about Opponents of SB3 testify that state’s new election law will suppress votes
Ann Harris Bennett, the Harris County tax assessor-collector and voter registrar, may have violated federal election law earlier this month by sending letters to thousands of county residents challenging their voter registration status. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993, commonly known as the Motor Voter Law, requires state officials to complete all programs designed to purge voter rolls at least 90 days before a federal election. The only exceptions are for a voter’s death, felony conviction, or self-removal from the voter rolls. Last week, Houston photographer Lynn Lane received a letter from Bennett—dated August 15 and 83 days before the election—informing him that her office “has received information that your current residence is different from the residence on your registration record.” It goes on to warn that if Lane does not return an enclosed voter registration address confirmation form within 30 days, his registration “will be … [Read more...] about Harris County May Have Violated Federal Election Law, Expert Says