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Absentee/Mail Voting

Alabama SB 1 makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly distribute and/or pre-fill an absentee ballot application for someone else.

Arizona HB 2785 provides that beginning in 2026, an absentee ballot affidavit must specify that the ballot be signed and include return methods and deadlines. Implements signature verification procedures for mail ballots. Updates ballot cure timelines. Beginning in 2026, a voter delivering an early ballot to a voting location must present identification, or the ballot must undergo signature verification. Beginning in 2026, requires the Department of Administration to provide state-owned facilities for use as polling places when requested. Requires candidates and county chairpersons to review sample ballots and provide any changes within two calendar days of receipt. Extends the in-person early voting deadline from 5 p.m. the Friday before the election to 7 p.m. Establishes that mail ballots must have the voter's signature on the envelope and must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Requires county election officials to submit daily lists of voters with mismatched or missing absentee ballot signatures or who voted provisional ballots to the political parties. Requires ballot tabulation to continue from the time it is started until completed. Prohibits generating internal or public results reports until after all precincts report or the polls close on Election Day, whichever is earlier. Requires county election officials to post records related to these reporting procedures online within 48 hours of completion of tabulation. Requires county election officials to count early ballots returned on Election Day and post those totals on their website on election night. Requires provisional ballots to be verified sooner. Updates canvassing deadlines and some recount procedures. Requires logic and accuracy testing be performed on tabulating systems being used in a recount.

Georgia SB 189 allows anyone who is homeless to use the registrar's office of the county the person resides in as a mailing address for election purposes. Establishes that if a person registered to vote in another location, they shall be deemed to have changed their residency. Requires advance and absentee ballots to be tabulated and results reported no later than 8 p.m. on such day or within one hour of the closing of all polls in the county. Eliminates the practice of using QR codes on ballots to count votes electronically. Allows a presidential candidate to be on the ballot as long as they've qualified for the ballot in at least 20 other states.

Indiana HB 1265 requires any county not designated as a vote center county to establish a plan that specifies the method and timing of providing absentee reports to persons entitled to receive them. Requires the state NVRA official to annually review and identify voter registration records that contain a date of birth or a date of birth that is at least one hundred fifteen years or more and report that information to the voter registration offices. Requires absentee ballot applications to be received by the clerk no later than noon on Election Day. Allows voters to receive a mail or hand delivered notice if their signature is mismatched on their ballot. Allows voters to cure a signature mismatch by delivering an affidavit to a circuit court clerk's office or satellite early voting location. Updates candidate vacancy filling procedures. Creates chain of custody procedures for voter challenge affidavits.

New Jersey SB 3758 allows unaffiliated voters to vote by mail in a primary election if they have submitted a party affiliation declaration form.

Oklahoma SB 1345 adds the U.S. Space Force to the state's Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.

South Dakota SB 99 clarifies that an election administrator is required to provide a ballot to a voter's authorized messenger when the voter is unable to obtain their own ballot due to sickness or disability.

Tennessee HB 1967 changes the absentee ballot application from seven days before Election Day to ten days before Election Day.

Tennessee SB 2118 requires election coordinators to create an absentee ballot application for voters with print disabilities. Coordinators must mail or electronically send the voters an accessible ballot that the voter is to return via mail.

Virginia HB 1330 allows those who are awaiting trial or for conviction of a misdemeanor to vote by absentee ballot. The bill requires institutions to provide the means and opportunity to submit an absentee application.

Washington SB 5890 requires ballot auditors to contact voters whose mail ballots cannot be verified via phone call, email or text message, if the information is available. Meetings for the board of canvassers must be accessible to the public. The secretary of state is encouraged to include multiple signature blocks on voter registration forms to aid in signature verification.

Washington SB 6269 establishes a voter verification pilot program for processes other than signature verification.

Artificial Intelligence

Florida HB 919 requires political advertisements that depict a person performing an act that did not occur, that were created with the intent to harm a candidate or deceive voters to include a disclaimer stating the advertisement was created with the use of generative artificial intelligence.

Idaho HB 664 creates a civil cause of action for a candidate who is the subject of synthetic media generated with artificial intelligence. Synthetic media that includes a disclaimer stating it has been manipulated is exempt from the penalties associated with a civil lawsuit.

Indiana SB 1133 requires fabricated media intended to injure a candidate or influence the outcome of an election to include a disclaimer that the media has been digitally altered or artificially generated.

New Mexico SB 182 prohibits the publication of materially deceptive media generated with artificial intelligence that is intended to alter voting behaviors 90 days prior to an election unless it includes a disclosure that the media has been manipulated.

Oregon SB 1571 requires campaign communications that use synthetic media generated with artificial intelligence to disclose that the media has been manipulated.

Utah SB 149 requires synthetic media generated with artificial intelligence that is intended to influence voting to contain a disclaimer that it was generated by AI. Requires the media to be embedded with tamper-evident digital content provenance that discloses the author, creator, and any other entities that subsequently altered the media and disclosure of the use of AI to create or edit the media.

Wisconsin AB 644 Requires synthetic media intended to influence the outcome of an election to include a disclosure stating that the media was generated by artificial intelligence. Those who comply with these requirements may still be subject to violations for publishing false representations of candidates or referenda.

Candidates and Political Parties

Alabama SB 324 establishes that a nomination for a candidate in a primary or general election shall be finalized by the respective state executive committees not later than 71 days before the primary or general election.

Arizona SB 1278 sets a timeline to fill legislative vacancies that occur during the legislative or special session. The meeting to select nominees must happen within five days after receiving the written notice of the vacancy. If the legislature is not in session, the meeting must occur within 21 days.

Arizona SB 1285 allows candidates to collect nomination petition signatures by using an online signature collection system.

Arizona HB 2474 states that new political parties petitioning for recognition may not collect signatures more than 24 months before the primary election for which the party seeks recognition

Arizona HB 2497 requires the secretary of state to provide a system for qualified electors to sign a nomination petition for a candidate using a secure internet portal. The system shall allow only those qualified electors who are eligible to sign a petition for a particular candidate to sign the petition and shall provide a method for the qualified elector's identity to be properly verified.

Colorado HB 1067 requires the caucus process or any future ballot access method that is accessible to candidates with disabilities to remain an option. Requires political parties to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in the caucus via video conference. Updates petition circulation and filing timeframes.

Delaware SB 241 establishes that in the event that only one candidate files for a party's nomination, or candidates withdraw or publicly announce they are ending their candidacies no later than 14 days prior to the primary election, leaving one candidate as the sole active filed candidate, the candidate shall be declared the winner.

Georgia SB 189 allows anyone who is homeless to use the registrar's office of the county the person resides in as a mailing address for election purposes. Establishes that if a person registered to vote in another location, they shall be deemed to have changed their residency. Requires advance and absentee ballots to be tabulated and results reported no later than 8 p.m. on such day or within one hour of the closing of all polls in the county. Eliminates the practice of using QR codes on ballots to count votes electronically. Allows a presidential candidate to be on the ballot as long as they've qualified for the ballot in at least 20 other states.

Georgia HB 1207 provides that any person employed or retained by a county election superintendent to conduct election duties must be a citizen of the United States. Provides for the reopening of candidate qualifying if no person qualifies during the initial qualifying period. Provides candidates the opportunity to review and proof ballots prior to the finalization of the ballots.

Guam Bill 215 establishes that candidates running for the position of Public Auditor and Attorney General shall file their candidacy no earlier than 130 days and no later than 60 days before the general election.

Idaho HB 661 states that candidates who desire to be independent candidates for the offices of president and vice president must file declaration of candidacy as independent candidates no later than Aug. 1. Signatures on petitions shall be verified no later than Sept. 1. The secretary of state shall certify candidate qualification no later than Sept, 1.

Illinois SB 2412 changes candidate filing deadlines to between 134 and 141 days before a primary. The bill also clarifies withdrawal requirements and provides that if a vacancy in office of state senator occurs with more than 28 months remaining in the term and after the period for petitions, then the appropriate legislative committee may fill the vacancy.

Kentucky HB 161 provides that any candidate who has filed nomination papers for elected office on or before a specified date, and whose precinct name or number has changed since the specified date following redistricting and precinct establishment, shall not be disqualified.

Kentucky HB 622 provides that the governor shall issue a proclamation for a special election instead of a writ of election in order to fill a congressional vacancy. The winning candidate shall hold the office for the remainder of the unexpired term.

New Jersey SB 4206 requires a write-in candidate in a primary election to receive a number of votes equal to the number of signatures required on a nominating petition in order to be elected.

Rhode Island HB 6185 clarifies that change of party designation deadlines will not be adjusted if they fall on a weekend or holiday. Updates candidate filing requirements and timelines. Updates candidate party affiliation requirements.

Tennessee HB 1897 requires an election administrator who runs for another office to be disqualified from the position of election administrator. Requires an election administrator to be recused from duties for 30 days before an election if their immediate family member is a candidate on the ballot. The bill permits the county board of elections to appoint a temporary replacement for the position.

Tennessee HB 2121 requires that party committees must meet after the first Thursday in April and before the first Thursday in May to determine party delegates for the national convention.

Tennessee SB 2284 requires candidates for the office of county clerk to have been a qualified voter and a resident of the county for one year prior to the qualifying deadline for running as a candidate for county clerk.

Tennessee SB 145 changes the candidate nomination petition deadlines for primaries and the certification deadline for parties.

Utah SB 107 repeals the in-state residency requirement for people who can circulate petitions. Requires unaffiliated candidates to submit signature petitions by 5 p.m. on June 15. Requires the county clerk to certify and count signatures 30 days after the packet is submitted.

Virginia HB 55 / SB 131 establishes that if a candidate withdraws from a primary and there is only one candidate left, the primary shall be cancelled, except for presidential primary races.

Virginia HB 90 / SB 109 makes a language change so that a candidate who is not nominated in a primary will not appear on the general election ballot.

Virginia HB 128 creates locality restrictions on door-to-door sales that do not apply to political parties and campaigns.

Virginia SB 165 allows candidates to start collecting petition signatures on January 1st (instead of after) and on the day that a writ of election is filed.

West Virginia HB 4350 prohibits filling a candidate nomination vacancy if the vacancy in nomination is caused by a candidate's failure to file for office.

West Virginia HB 4552 specifies that the certificate of announcement for partisan election must include candidate's political party on date of submittal. Requires election officials receiving the certificate to electronically verify the candidate's current party affiliation. Requires election officials to refuse a certificate of announcement if candidate's current party affiliation is not stated on the certificate.

West Virginia HB 5298 prohibits a candidate who failed to secure the nomination of a recognized political party in a primary election from seeking the same elected office as candidate of any other recognized political party for the same political office in the next succeeding general election.

Wisconsin AB 330 allows the filling official to examine excess signatures on nomination petitions if the petition does not contain enough valid signatures.

Cybersecurity, Elections Security & Voting Technology

Georgia SB 189 allows anyone who is homeless to use the registrar's office of the county the person resides in as a mailing address for election purposes. Establishes that if a person registered to vote in another location, they shall be deemed to have changed their residency. Requires advance and absentee ballots to be tabulated and results reported no later than 8 p.m. on such day or within one hour of the closing of all polls in the county. Eliminates the practice of using QR codes on ballots to count votes electronically. Allows a presidential candidate to be on the ballot as long as they've qualified for the ballot in at least 20 other states.

Georgia HB 974 provides that ballots used in optical scan voting systems shall use paper with a visible watermark security feature. Provides for the scanning of tabulated absentee ballots and requires the secretary of state to establish and maintain a statewide system for the posting of scanned ballots. Expands the number of contests subject to risk-limiting audits, provides procedures for selection of contests subject to such audits and provides a pilot program to audit paper ballots using optical character recognition.

Idaho HB 599 prohibits willfully destroying, tampering with or otherwise changing another person's ballot.

Idaho SB 1394 makes it a felony to tamper with a voting machine or vote tally system.

Oregon SB 1538 updates the process for filing for a translation of voter pamphlets. Removes the requirement that the county clerk repeat a public certification test when a vote tally system is used instead of a counting board. Decreases the number of registration cards an individual can request from the secretary of state from 5,000 to 500. Adds language ensuring the state's ability to comply with Electoral Count Reform Act timelines. Allows the legislature to begin preparing 2024 ballot measure summaries when a measure is filed with the secretary of state. Authorizes a joint legislative committee to prepare ballot titles and explanatory statements for any legislatively referred ballot measures from the 2024 legislative session.

New Mexico SB 5 establishes that unlawful possession of a firearm at a polling place, including within 100 feet of the entrance and within 50 feet of a secured ballot container, is a petty misdemeanor.

Washington SB 5843 requires county election offices to install full-time cybersecurity software and notify the secretary of state of any breaches or intrusions. The bill also prohibits any interference with vote centers and prohibits election observers from touching ballots and election materials.

Early In-Person Voting

Arizona HB 2785 provides that beginning in 2026, an absentee ballot affidavit must specify that the ballot be signed and include return methods and deadlines. Implements signature verification procedures for mail ballots. Updates ballot cure timelines. Beginning in 2026, a voter delivering an early ballot to a voting location must present identification, or the ballot must undergo signature verification. Beginning in 2026, requires the Department of Administration to provide state-owned facilities for use as polling places when requested. Requires candidates and county chairpersons to review sample ballots and provide any changes within two calendar days of receipt. Extends the in-person early voting deadline from 5 p.m. the Friday before the election to 7 p.m. Establishes that mail ballots must have the voter's signature on the envelope and must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Requires county election officials to submit daily lists of voters with mismatched or missing absentee ballot signatures or who voted provisional ballots to the political parties. Requires ballot tabulation to continue from the time it is started until completed. Prohibits generating internal or public results reports until after all precincts report or the polls close on Election Day, whichever is earlier. Requires county election officials to post records related to these reporting procedures online within 48 hours of completion of tabulation. Requires county election officials to count early ballots returned on Election Day and post those totals on their website on election night. Requires provisional ballots to be verified sooner. Updates canvassing deadlines and some recount procedures. Requires logic and accuracy testing be performed on tabulating systems being used in a recount.

Election Costs and Funding

Alabama HB 101 allows new items to be eligible for reimbursement to counties by the state. Items include costs for training and associated travel expenses, electronic poll books, electronic voting machines and rental payments to a facility used as a polling place.

Arkansas HB 1051 appropriates funds to the State Board of Election Commissioners for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Prohibits the appropriation of funds for more than a one-year period.

Idaho SB 1388 appropriates funds to the Office of the Secretary of State for fiscal year of 2025.

Louisiana HB 16 allocates funds from the State General Fund to the Elections Program for expenses related to Congressional redistricting mailings only in the event that Senate Bill No. 8 of the 2024 First Extraordinary Session of the Legislature is enacted into law.

Election Crimes and Law Enforcement

Alabama SB 1 makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly distribute and/or pre-fill an absentee ballot application for someone else.

Colorado HB 1150 creates new criminal penalties pertaining to false slates of electors.

District of Columbia B 684 enforces a penalty for committing certain dangerous and violent crimes against election workers and officials.

Guam Bill 216 prohibits any person from electioneering on Election Day within one hundred feet of any entrance or exit of any polling place and allows for the Guam Police Department to assist.

Idaho SB 1244 prohibits electioneering within 250 feet of the primary entrance and exit at a polling place or other voting location.

Idaho SB 1394 makes it a felony to tamper with a voting machine or vote tally system.

Indiana SB 170 makes it a level 6 felony to knowingly or intentionally obstruct or interfere with an election worker or a voter, to injure an election worker or voter in the course of their duties, or to injure them because they exercised their duties.

New Mexico SB 5 establishes that unlawful possession of a firearm at a polling place, including within 100 feet of the entrance and within 50 feet of a secured ballot container, is a petty misdemeanor.

Election Officials and Legislative Oversight

District of Columbia B 684 enforces a penalty for committing certain dangerous and violent crimes against election workers and officials.

Georgia HB 1207 provides that any person employed or retained by a county election superintendent to conduct election duties must be a citizen of the United States. Provides for the reopening of candidate qualifying if no person qualifies during the initial qualifying period. Provides candidates the opportunity to review and proof ballots prior to the finalization of the ballots.

Indiana SB 170 makes it a level 6 felony to knowingly or intentionally obstruct or interfere with an election worker or a voter, to injure an election worker or voter in the course of their duties, or to injure them because they exercised their duties.

New Mexico SB 5 establishes that unlawful possession of a firearm at a polling place, including within 100 feet of the entrance and within 50 feet of a secured ballot container, is a petty misdemeanor.

Tennessee HB 1897 requires an election administrator who runs for another office to be disqualified from the position of election administrator. Requires an election administrator to be recused from duties for 30 days before an election if their immediate family member is a candidate on the ballot. The bill permits the county board of elections to appoint a temporary replacement for the position.

Tennessee HB 1770 extends the termination date of the state election commission to June 30, 2032.

Tennessee SB 2284 requires candidates for the office of county clerk to have been a qualified voter and a resident of the county for one year prior to the qualifying deadline for running as a candidate for county clerk.

Tennessee HB 1706 requires each person, corporation, organization, partnership or political party that seeks to provide training or conferences related to the administration of elections to county election commissions to be approved by the secretary of state prior to providing such training or conference.

Utah SB 94 prohibits an election officer who discloses the name and address of voters whose ballots have been rejected and not yet resolved from including in the disclosure the name or address of a protected individual.

Virginia HB 943 allows election officials to be eligible for protected voter status, allowing them to list a P.O. box instead of a residential address on their voter registration record.

Washington HB 1241 defines election official and includes election officials to be protected from harassment.

Electoral College

Colorado HB 1150 creates new criminal penalties pertaining to false slates of electors.

Connecticut SB 257 requires the secretary of state to be the executive of the state responsible for issuing a certificate of ascertainment of appointment of presidential electors and transmitting the certificate to the archivist of the United States.

Hawaii HB 1880 establishes for chosen presidential electors to assemble at the state capital on the first Tuesday after the second Wednesday in December following their election.

Oregon HB 4019 brings the state into compliance with the Electoral Count Reform Act. Sets the presidential electors meeting date for the first Tuesday after the second Wednesday in December and requires the governor and secretary of state to issue the certificate of ascertainment with a security feature. Updates procedures to fill an elector vacancy. Requires electors to take an oath of office administered by the secretary of state.

Oregon SB 1538 updates the process for filing for a translation of voter pamphlets. Removes the requirement that the county clerk repeat a public certification test when a vote tally system is used instead of a counting board. Decreases the number of registration cards an individual can request from the secretary of state from 5,000 to 500. Adds language ensuring the state's ability to comply with Electoral Count Reform Act timelines. Allows the legislature to begin preparing 2024 ballot measure summaries when a measure is filed with the secretary of state. Authorizes a joint legislative committee to prepare ballot titles and explanatory statements for any legislatively referred ballot measures from the 2024 legislative session.

Tennessee HB 1749 requires presidential electors to cast their ballot for their pledged candidate.

Polling Places, Poll Workers and Poll Watchers

Arizona SB 1063 makes it a class 2 misdemeanor to knowingly remove, alter, deface or cover any political sign of any candidate for public office or in support of or opposition to any ballot measure in the 71 days before that election and 15 days after that election (except for a candidate in a primary who advances to the general election).

Arizona HB 2785 provides that beginning in 2026, an absentee ballot affidavit must specify that the ballot be signed and include return methods and deadlines. Implements signature verification procedures for mail ballots. Updates ballot cure timelines. Beginning in 2026, a voter delivering an early ballot to a voting location must present identification, or the ballot must undergo signature verification. Beginning in 2026, requires the Department of Administration to provide state-owned facilities for use as polling places when requested. Requires candidates and county chairpersons to review sample ballots and provide any changes within two calendar days of receipt. Extends the in-person early voting deadline from 5 p.m. the Friday before the election to 7 p.m. Establishes that mail ballots must have the voter's signature on the envelope and must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Requires county election officials to submit daily lists of voters with mismatched or missing absentee ballot signatures or who voted provisional ballots to the political parties. Requires ballot tabulation to continue from the time it is started until completed. Prohibits generating internal or public results reports until after all precincts report or the polls close on Election Day, whichever is earlier. Requires county election officials to post records related to these reporting procedures online within 48 hours of completion of tabulation. Requires county election officials to count early ballots returned on Election Day and post those totals on their website on election night. Requires provisional ballots to be verified sooner. Updates canvassing deadlines and some recount procedures. Requires logic and accuracy testing be performed on tabulating systems being used in a recount.

Guam Bill 216 prohibits any person from electioneering on Election Day within one hundred feet of any entrance or exit of any polling place and allows for the Guam Police Department to assist.

Idaho SB 1244 prohibits electioneering within 250 feet of the primary entrance and exit at a polling place or other voting location.

Tennessee HB 1649 allows public and charter schools to be used as polling locations for presidential primary elections.

Virginia HB 940 requires a notice to be posted at the old polling location if a new location has been designated. The notice must have information on how voters can find their polling place.

Washington SB 5843 requires county election offices to install full-time cybersecurity software and notify the secretary of state of any breaches or intrusions. The bill also prohibits any interference with vote centers and prohibits election observers from touching ballots and election materials.

Wisconsin AB 298 prohibits established polling places from being closed on Election Day, except for emergencies as determined by the municipality.

Post-Election Processes

Arizona SB 1342 allows political party designees to perform hand count audits under the supervision of the county officer in charge and the designees shall be provided with compensation.

Arizona HB 2785 provides that beginning in 2026, an absentee ballot affidavit must specify that the ballot be signed and include return methods and deadlines. Implements signature verification procedures for mail ballots. Updates ballot cure timelines. Beginning in 2026, a voter delivering an early ballot to a voting location must present identification, or the ballot must undergo signature verification. Beginning in 2026, requires the Department of Administration to provide state-owned facilities for use as polling places when requested. Requires candidates and county chairpersons to review sample ballots and provide any changes within two calendar days of receipt. Extends the in-person early voting deadline from 5 p.m. the Friday before the election to 7 p.m. Establishes that mail ballots must have the voter's signature on the envelope and must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Requires county election officials to submit daily lists of voters with mismatched or missing absentee ballot signatures or who voted provisional ballots to the political parties. Requires ballot tabulation to continue from the time it is started until completed. Prohibits generating internal or public results reports until after all precincts report or the polls close on Election Day, whichever is earlier. Requires county election officials to post records related to these reporting procedures online within 48 hours of completion of tabulation. Requires county election officials to count early ballots returned on Election Day and post those totals on their website on election night. Requires provisional ballots to be verified sooner. Updates canvassing deadlines and some recount procedures. Requires logic and accuracy testing be performed on tabulating systems being used in a recount.

Georgia HB 974 provides that ballots used in optical scan voting systems shall use paper with a visible watermark security feature. Provides for the scanning of tabulated absentee ballots and requires the secretary of state to establish and maintain a statewide system for the posting of scanned ballots. Expands the number of contests subject to risk-limiting audits, provides procedures for selection of contests subject to such audits and provides a pilot program to audit paper ballots using optical character recognition.

Hawaii HB129 requires mandatory recounts to be completed and that results be publicly announced by the fifth business day after Election Day.

Idaho HB 561 requires the canvass report to include the total number of votes cast for each candidate for office by county and legislative district, the total number of affirmative and negative votes cast for any special question, and any overvotes or undervotes cast by county.

Kentucky HB 53 requires the State Board of Elections to establish the protocol by which ballots are checked, compared and verified with the results produced by vote tallying equipment to ensure accuracy through a hand-to-eye recount.

Utah HB 515 requires an automatic recount if the board of canvassers certifies a tie. If a tie stands after a recount, the winner is determined by lot.

Virginia HB 998 changes the electoral board adjournment date from seven to ten days after an election.

Washington SB 5890 requires ballot auditors to contact voters whose mail ballots cannot be verified via phone call, email or text message, if the information is available. Meetings for the board of canvassers must be accessible to the public. The secretary of state is encouraged to include multiple signature blocks on voter registration forms to aid in signature verification.

Primaries

Louisiana HB 17 switches state primaries from nonpartisan to partisan for certain offices. Establishes procedures for running partisan primaries.

New Jersey SB 3758 allows unaffiliated voters to vote by mail in a primary election if they have submitted a party affiliation declaration form.

New Jersey SB 4206 requires a write-in candidate in a primary election to receive a number of votes equal to the number of signatures required on a nominating petition in order to be elected.

Ranked-Choice/Instant Runoff Voting

Oklahoma HB 3156 prohibits the use of alternative voting systems including ranked choice voting and instant runoffs.

Voter Education and Assistance

Hawaii HB 1879 prohibits the digital voter information guide from being released to any individual until it is released to the public.

Oregon SB 1533 adjusts criteria for determining what languages the secretary of state must identify and use in voter materials.

Oregon SB 1538 updates the process for filing for a translation of voter pamphlets. Removes the requirement that the county clerk repeat a public certification test when a vote tally system is used instead of a counting board. Decreases the number of registration cards an individual can request from the secretary of state from 5,000 to 500. Adds language ensuring the state's ability to comply with Electoral Count Reform Act timelines. Allows the legislature to begin preparing 2024 ballot measure summaries when a measure is filed with the secretary of state. Authorizes a joint legislative committee to prepare ballot titles and explanatory statements for any legislatively referred ballot measures from the 2024 legislative session.

South Dakota SB 99 clarifies that an election administrator is required to provide a ballot to a voter's authorized messenger when the voter is unable to obtain their own ballot due to sickness or disability.

Tennessee SB 2118 requires election coordinators to create an absentee ballot application for voters with print disabilities. Coordinators must mail or electronically send the voters an accessible ballot that the voter is to return via mail.

Virginia HB 441 / SB 605 changes the definition of "person with a disability" and requires election officers to be trained in assisting voters with disabilities outside of the polling place.

Virginia HB 989 requires the Department of Elections to provide information to voters on their website. The bill requires the website to be translated as required by subsection A of Section 24.2-128.

Virginia HB 1003 changes the requirement of notification for election changes to be mailed to voters 30 days before Election Day.

Washington HB 1272 increases the civil penalty for false voter pamphlets from $2 per copy solicited to $5 or from $1,000 to $10,000, whichever is greater. The bill prohibits voter pamphlets from having graphs, charts, photos and cartoons, but allows candidate statements and photos in the local pamphlet. Local authorities must post voter pamphlets online and shall take public comment.

Voter ID

Idaho HB 583 establishes that a driver's license or identification card issued to a person who has been domiciled in Idaho for less than 30 days may not be used for identification for the purpose of voting.

Rhode Island SB 129 stipulates that state ID cards issued to individuals who are unable to establish legal presence in the U.S. may not be used as voter ID.

West Virigina SB 623 requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide images of people for identification purposes to the secretary of state for voter identification.

Voter Registration and List Maintenance

Arizona HB 2482 requires a county recorder to notify the elector of any changes made to the voter's registration record by sending a text or email within 24 hours of making the changes.

Florida HB 135 prohibits changing a voter's party affiliation without written designation and signature from the voter.

Florida HB 7003 allows confidential information concerning preregistered voter registration applicants who are minors to be disclosed to another governmental entity if the disclosure is necessary for election administration.

Georgia SB 189 allows anyone who is homeless to use the registrar's office of the county the person resides in as a mailing address for election purposes. Establishes that if a person registered to vote in another location, they shall be deemed to have changed their residency. Requires advance and absentee ballots to be tabulated and results reported no later than 8 p.m. on such day or within one hour of the closing of all polls in the county. Eliminates the practice of using QR codes on ballots to count votes electronically. Allows a presidential candidate to be on the ballot as long as they've qualified for the ballot in at least 20 other states.

Indiana HB 1264 requires individuals registering to vote to provide a valid photo identification or document that provides proof of residence. Allows the statewide voter registration system to provide a feature that identifies voter registrations that list a potential nonresidential address. Requires the state to provide each county voter registration office information about a voter disqualified from jury service because they are a noncitizen.

Indiana HB 1265 requires any county not designated as a vote center county to establish a plan that specifies the method and timing of providing absentee reports to persons entitled to receive them. Requires the state NVRA official to annually review and identify voter registration records that contain a date of birth or a date of birth that is at least one hundred fifteen years or more and report that information to the voter registration offices. Requires absentee ballot applications to be received by the clerk no later than noon on Election Day. Allows voters to receive a mail or hand delivered notice if their signature is mismatched on their ballot. Allows voters to cure a signature mismatch by delivering an affidavit to a circuit court clerk's office or satellite early voting location. Updates candidate vacancy filling procedures. Creates chain of custody procedures for voter challenge affidavits.

Kentucky HB 44 provides that the administrative office of the courts shall prepare a list of all persons who were excused from jury duty for not being a citizen of the United States. The secretary of state, in cooperation with the State Board of Elections, shall issue and present a comprehensive activity report regarding voter registration cleanup activities on or before July 1 of each year to the Legislative Research Commission for referral to the appropriate committee.

Kentucky HB 580 provides that the State Board of Elections shall establish a voter registration purge program to remove ineligible voters from the system.

New Jersey AB 3690 allows 17-year-olds to vote in a primary election if they turn 18 by the general election.

Oregon SB 1538 updates the process for filing for a translation of voter pamphlets. Removes the requirement that the county clerk repeat a public certification test when a vote tally system is used instead of a counting board. Decreases the number of registration cards an individual can request from the secretary of state from 5,000 to 500. Adds language ensuring the state's ability to comply with Electoral Count Reform Act timelines. Allows the legislature to begin preparing 2024 ballot measure summaries when a measure is filed with the secretary of state. Authorizes a joint legislative committee to prepare ballot titles and explanatory statements for any legislatively referred ballot measures from the 2024 legislative session.

Puerto Rico SB 1254 requires permanent registration boards to submit monthly reports to the local council of all voter registration applications, transfer information, voter ID card applications, and other updates to the voter record the board has received. Directs local commissions to evaluate all voter transaction updates and provides that challenges or related requests may be filed up to 10 days after the commission makes its determinations.

Rhode Island HB 6185 clarifies that change of party designation deadlines will not be adjusted if they fall on a weekend or holiday. Updates candidate filing requirements and timelines. Updates candidate party affiliation requirements.

South Dakota SB 18 allows the secretary of state to share information from the statewide voter registration file with other states and territories and their political subdivisions to identify duplicate registrations. The chief election official of the other jurisdiction must agree in writing that Personally Identifiable Information contained in the voter file will not be shared with or sold to any person who is not an election official in the jurisdiction.

South Dakota SB 19 makes minor changes to the process for publishing voter roll information on the secretary of state's website.

South Dakota SB 21 makes minor changes to the process for publishing list maintenance reports on the secretary of state's website.

Tennessee HB 835 requires the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with the department of safety database to ensure noncitizens are not on the voter registration list.

Tennessee HB 2586 requires a third-party voter registration organization to register and provide certain information to the coordinator of elections before engaging in a voter registration event or program, prohibits persons and organizations collecting voter registrations from taking certain actions with regard to the voter registrations and provides civil penalties for violations.

Washington HB 1962 allows county auditors to update a voter's registration with an address change without putting the voter on temporary inactive status while the address is confirmed.

Washington SB 5890 requires ballot auditors to contact voters whose mail ballots cannot be verified via phone call, email or text message, if the information is available. Meetings for the board of canvassers must be accessible to the public. The secretary of state is encouraged to include multiple signature blocks on voter registration forms to aid in signature verification.

West Virginia SB 624 sets the voter registration deadline 21 days before Election Day. Online voter registration must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on that day. Allows election officials to cancel the registration of voters who have moved to a different state if this information is provided to the DMV.

Miscellaneous

Florida SB 74 deletes obsolete or unnecessary provisions in statute.

Kentucky HB 779 updates terminology for precinct boundaries from a physical map to a digital file requirement.

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