2022 Election Enactments

10/25/2022

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This webpage tracks all election-related enactments in 2022. The sections below are organized by topic, and each topic can be accessed from the table of contents on the left. Note: some enactments may be listed under multiple topics.

For detailed information on all election legislation, including pending legislation and enactments by state, please see NCSL’s election legislation database.

The 2021 election enactments page is available here.

Absentee/Mail Voting

Arizona SB 1260 permits the cancellation of a voter’s registration and status on the active early voting list if a county recorder receives information from another county’s recorder that the voter is registered in that county. Establishes a penalty for forwarding early ballots to voters who’ve since registered out of state.

Arizona SB 1638 provides an accessible absentee/mail voting option for persons who are blind or have a visual impairment.

Arizona SB 1329 provides that, if practicable, the county recorder, or other officer in charge of elections, count the number of early ballots that are returned at voting locations on Election Day, and post on its website those totals with the last unofficial results that are released on election night.

Arizona SB 1362 allows voters who appear at a polling place or vote center on Election Day with an early ballot to run their ballots through an on-site tabulator.

Arizona SB 1411 requires the establishment of a ballot tracking system for mail ballots.

California AB 1619 requires that both paper and electronic affidavits of registration inform voters that the signature on the affidavit of registration may be compared with the signature on an identification envelope for the return of a mail ballot.

California SB 504 clarifies language regarding mail ballot applications to account for the state’s move to all-mail voting. Clarifies that otherwise qualified military and overseas voters and voters with disabilities may complete a conditional voter registration and cast a provisional ballot or nonprovisional ballot. Requires the secretary of state to compare information from the state Department of Corrections for list maintenance purposes. Requires county election officials to notify persons who have been released from imprisonment that their voting rights are restored, that they may register to vote and of the procedures for registering to vote.

Connecticut HB 5262 updates statutory language to clarify that sickness and physical disability are eligible excuses for absentee voting.

Delaware SB 320 establishes no-excuse absentee voting, including requirements for applications, verification and ballot return.

Florida SB 524 establishes the Office of Election Crimes and Security, increases criminal penalties for certain election offenses and requires the governor to appoint special officers to investigate election law violations. For list maintenance purposes, requires reporting of felony convictions by circuit courts and reporting of noncitizens by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Replaces “drop box” with “ballot intake stations” and provides clarifying language. Requires the Department of State to develop a plan to confirm the identity of each person returning a vote-by-mail ballot and to share that report with the legislature. Prohibits the use of ranked-choice voting.

Hawaii HB 1883 requires the exterior of the envelope containing the ballot package to include instructions on how to obtain language translation services in Hawaiian and, at a minimum, the five most utilized foreign languages by limited English proficient persons in the state.

Idaho SB 1352 requires an investigation of the validity of a voter’s registration if the voter’s absentee ballot is returned by the U.S. post office as undeliverable.

Illinois SB 829 requires the State Board of Elections to provide a certified remote accessible absentee/mail voting system through which a mail ballot can be delivered via electronic transmission to voters with print disabilities.

Indiana HB 1116 changes the date by which a county must provide a voter verifiable paper audit trail for electronic voting systems from Dec. 31, 2029, to July 1, 2024. Provides that, after July 1, 2022, a county must meet certain requirements when using any direct record electronic voting system that does not include a voter verifiable paper audit trail. Requires a statement on absentee ballot applications sent by non-election official entities. Requires an individual to provide either their Indiana driver's license number or the last four digits of the individual's Social Security number to access an absentee ballot application submitted in an electronic format. Requires an electronic poll book to have the capacity to transmit information that a provisional voter’s information from the electronic poll book to the dedicated private server and from the dedicated private server to the voter’s record. Makes post-election audits permanent and tasks the secretary of state with determining the number of elections that are subject to a post-election audit.

Kentucky HB 564 adds language clarifying that voters must be U.S. citizens. Establishes early in-person absentee voting for all voters on Thursday, Friday and Saturday proceeding Election Day. Establishes in-person absentee voting with an excuse beginning six days before the no-excuse early voting period. Prohibits the early disclosure of unofficial ballot count totals. Requires tamper resistant seals on voting equipment before and after the days of early in-person voting. Establishes chain of custody procedures. Permits the electronic transmission of ballots to voters with disabilities. Prohibits voting equipment from being connected to the internet. Establishes a risk-limiting audit pilot program.

Louisiana SB 144 establishes the manner, location and time periods for hand delivery of absentee ballots by a voter or voter’s agent.

Louisiana HB 1074 requires the secretary of state to create uniform and standardized processes for the review and curing or rejection of deficient absentee/mail ballots by the parish board of election supervisors.

Maine SB 647 requires municipal clerks to conduct absentee voting in certain residential facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities once during the 30-day period prior to an election. Adds tribal IDs to the list of accepted voter identification.

Massachusetts SB 2924 establishes no-excuse absentee voting. Requires the secretary of the commonwealth to send absentee/mail ballot applications to all registered voters before each election. Establishes an online absentee/mail ballot request portal. Increases the early in-person voting period to two weeks (including two weekends) for biennial elections and one week (including one weekend) for presidential or state primaries. Permits electronic voting for military and overseas voters. Permits voters with disabilities to request absentee ballot applications, voter affidavits and ballots electronically and permits return by mail, drop box or electronic transmission. Requires distribution of voter information in correctional facilities. Requires correctional officers to assist in voter registration efforts and absentee/mail ballot requests for eligible incarcerated voters. Changes the voter registration deadline from 20 days to 10 days before an election.

Missouri HB 1878 establishes two weeks of early in-person voting for any eligible voter. Requires returned absentee ballots to be notarized if not requested and completed in person at an election office with photo identification. Prohibits the use of mail-in ballots (as opposed to absentee ballots) and ballot drop boxes. Requires photo identification for in-person voting. Changes provisional ballot affidavit to require voters to return to their polling location with an accepted photo ID the same day as the provisional ballot is marked. Prohibits a public official from compromising, settling, agreeing or consenting in any state or civil action. Authorizes quarterly audits of voter registration lists by the secretary of state. Prohibits the receipt or use of private money, excluding in-kind donations, for election administration or voter registration purposes. Prohibits any individual demonstrating non-citizenship status from being offered to register to vote at the DMV. Requires party declaration for any voter registering after Jan. 1, 2023; requires party registration on voter identification cards. Requires all voting machines to produce an auditable paper ballot after Jan. 1, 2024. Requires election office cybersecurity reviews every two years.

New Jersey AB 3819 allows a qualified voter who chooses the option to vote using a mail ballot in all future elections to receive their ballot by mail without further request or until the voter requests that they no longer wish to receive such a ballot. Specifies that beginning with the 2020 general election cycle, if the voter does not vote by mail in four consecutive years, then the voter will no longer receive a mail ballot for future elections.

New Jersey AB 3820 provides that a voter who is listed to receive mail ballots for all future elections, and who is not affiliated with any political party, shall not receive a mail ballot for a primary election. Requires unaffiliated mail voters to receive a political party affiliation declaration form and information on how to affiliate with a political party and how to vote in person at a polling place on the day of a primary election.

New Jersey AB 3822 permits pre-processing and early canvassing of mail ballots. Permits county boards of elections to establish a schedule for retrieval of mail ballots in drop boxes. Changes date required for county clerks to disseminate mail ballots from between 38-45 days before an election to 45 days before Election Day.

New Jersey AB 3929 defines an overseas state and federal voter as someone residing abroad who was immediately registered in the state prior to departure but does not intend to return. Permits these individuals to vote in statewide elections.

New York SB 253 provides that in cases where voter intent is unambiguous on an absentee ballot, any stray marks or writing shall not be a basis for voiding a ballot. 

New York SB 7565 provides that a qualified voter of a village may vote absentee under specified circumstances, including illness.

New York SB 7799 establishes an online absentee ballot tracking system.

Oklahoma SB 714 allows the absentee voting board to deliver ballots to residents of nursing homes at any time following the absentee ballot request deadline but before Election Day.

Oklahoma HB 1711 authorizes blind persons to request electronic delivery of accessible absentee ballots and requires the State Election Board Secretary to prescribe accessible absentee voting packets for blind persons.

Oklahoma HB 3364 requires registered voters who electronically apply for absentee ballots to provide their name, birth date, identification number and other information as prescribed by the Secretary of the State Election Board. Requires that the name, birth date and identification number provided on the application match the voter registration record.

Oregon SB 1527 corrects statutory reference from "return identification envelope" to "secrecy envelope." Allows the secretary of state to send recount notice by electronic mail. 

Rhode Island SB 2118 permits disabled and military voters to receive and return electronic ballots. 

Rhode Island HB 6656 permits eligible voters with disabilities to electronically receive and return their mail ballot using the same electronic transmission system as that used by UOCAVA voters.

Rhode Island SB 2119 requires the local election board to immediately examine a mail ballot and compare the signature with the voter’s registration card.

South Carolina SB 108 requires each county to establish at least one early voting center. Permits counties to establish up to seven days of early voting from Monday through Saturday during the two-week period immediately preceding an election. Establishes hours for early voting centers for state general, runoffs and other elections. Permits certain categories of voters to vote absentee for an election if they are unable to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Permits people with disabilities, persons 65 or older, members of the armed forces and their dependents and persons admitted as emergency room patients on or within a four-day period before an election to vote absentee regardless of whether the voter is able to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Establishes absentee ballot request requirements. Prohibits a person from requesting absentee applications for more than five eligible voters, including him/herself. Establishes identification requirements for the return of absentee ballots. Permits pre-processing of absentee ballots. Prohibits voting machines from being connected to the internet. Requires the retention of electronic statewide election records for 24 months following an election. Requires annual voter registration list maintenance by the executive director of the State Election Commission. Establishes eligibility requirements for members of the State Election Commission. Requires advice and consent of the state senate for appointment of executive director of the State Election Commission. Authorizes the establishment of methods to audit election results, which may include risk-limiting audits, hand-count audits, results verification through independent third-party vendors that specialize in election auditing, ballot reconciliation, or any other method deemed appropriate by the executive director. Requires audits be conducted in all statewide elections after the election concludes, but prior to certification by the State Board of Canvassers. Requires audit reports be published on the State Election Commission's website.

Utah HB 313 requires an individual who did not provide valid voter identification when registering to vote to provide valid voter identification when voting. Requires 24-hour video surveillance of each unattended ballot drop box.

Utah HB 411 establishes a deadline to cure a rejected ballot. 

Virginia SB 3 establishes that results from absentee voting and voting at the precinct on Election Day shall be reported separately.

Virginia HB 439 requires absentee/mail ballot instructions to include the website with explanations of proposed amendments and referenda.

Washington HB 1357 requires the county auditor to mail or send electronic copies of pamphlets for overseas and service voters to any service or overseas voter registered in the jurisdiction who requests them.

Washington HB 1953 exempts from disclosure voter signatures, phone numbers and email addresses contained on ballot return envelopes, ballot declarations and signature correction forms. Allows the secretary of state to authorize in-person inspection of unredacted forms.

West Virginia HB 4312 permits first responders to vote by electronic absentee ballot in certain emergency circumstances.

Wyoming HB 52 authorizes pre-processing of absentee ballots before an election.

Candidates and Political Parties

Arizona SB 1255 establishes a timeline for submitting nomination petitions for lieutenant governor; permits appointment of lieutenant governor to specific offices by the governor.

Arizona HB 2703 provides for the continued operation and maintenance of the secure internet portal for online signature collection for candidate petitions by the secretary of state.

Arizona HB 2839 outlines signature requirements for 2022 legislative candidate nominating petitions.

Colorado HB 1044 requires members of a jurisdiction’s central committee to serve as committee members to fill elected county commissioner vacancies. 

Connecticut SB 349 moves up the time frame for the filling of vacancies and replacement of candidates on election ballots, ensures that absentee and overseas ballots accurately reflect the candidates for nomination or election.

Delaware HB 268 changes the timeline for special elections from 60 to 90 days after a vacancy and sets the filing deadline for special elections at 29 days prior to the election.

Delaware HB 183 establishes candidate residency requirements and verification of a candidate's primary residential address by the Commissioner of Elections.

District of Columbia B 438 temporarily extends authorization of pandemic election procedures to fill vacancies on Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and to reflect the reduced role of the Board of Elections in those procedures.

Guam B 174 changes the close of the voter registration period from 10 days to 21 days prior to an election. Permits electronic voter registration. Changes the date of an even-numbered year primary to the first Saturday of August. Changes the timeframe for filing candidate nominating papers to 90-160 days prior to the date of an election.

Hawaii HB 1471 changes the filing deadlines for party rules and officers to 170 days prior to the next primary election.

Idaho HB 548 provides that if a person claims a certain exemption for homestead, then that homestead shall be the person’s residence for voting purposes. Permits an investigation into the qualifications of a candidate for office upon the request of a registered voter.

Idaho HB 566 provides that public property or resources that are available to the general public may be used by a political party, provided that all political parties are given equal and fair access.

Illinois HB 1953 requires a nomination petition circulator to certify that signatures were collected during the specified period for the 2022 general primary election only.

Iowa HB 2466 requires nomination papers be signed by eligible electors. Requires nominating petitions for a supervisor district with a population of 15,000 or fewer to include at least 21 signatures; for a supervisor district with a population of greater than 15,000 but fewer than 50,000, nomination petitions must include at least 50 signatures.

Louisiana HB 144 requires the inclusion of a candidate’s email address in a notice of candidacy.

Louisiana HB 186 adds language prohibiting a candidate from distributing digital material containing any statement reasonably known as a false statement about another candidate in the election.

Louisiana SB 281 authorizes disclosure of the name and address of a law enforcement officer who has qualified as a candidate for office.

Maryland SB 15 prohibits any individual who has failed to pay civil penalties from becoming a candidate for any state or party office.

Maryland SB 101 and HB 291 permit the establishment of a contested election committee by any entity wanting to receive and distribute funds for an election in which a recount does not occur due to non-action by the candidate.

Mississippi SB 2358 authorizes the State Executive Committee of each political party to determine and publish the filing fee for entering the race for party nominations. Authorizes the use or disbursement of funds received as qualifying fees for presidential candidates.

New Hampshire HB 55 specifies that delegates to state party conventions are to be elected in the same manner and in the same proportion as state representative districts.

New Hampshire HB 514 specifies the procedure for party column rotation on general election ballots for state senate districts. Requires the assignment of party columns to achieve as equal a population representation for each party column as possible.

New Jersey AB 3670 changes the filing deadline of acceptance by successful write-in candidates for a primary election to on or before the seventh day following certification of election results.

New Jersey AB 3587 changes candidate nominating petition and certification deadlines for primary elections.

New York AB 7933 establishes rules that allow individuals who do not exclusively identify as a binary gender to run for party positions which respect individuals' gender identity. 

New York SB 8308 requires that the 2022 statement of party positions to be filled at a primary election be filed by Feb. 29, 2022.

New York SB 8949 permits the formal declination of a designation as a candidate or nomination for a party position if a candidate is arrested, charged or convicted of certain crimes or misdemeanors after their nomination or designation. 

New York SB 7611 requires the posting of election notices at least 30 days before an election. Changes the deadline for filing candidate petitions to no later than 30 days before an election. 

Oklahoma SB 1357 removes deadlines for voter registration for candidates filing for state representative, state senator and county commissioner.

Oklahoma SB 1414 relates to senate candidacy requirements and removes expired filing requirement relating to residency.

South Carolina SB 108 prohibits candidates from filing more than one statement of intention of candidacy for a single office for the same election. Prohibits candidates from being nominated by more than one political party for a single office in an election. 

Tennessee HB 1125 specifies that if a candidate in a primary election or nonpartisan general election dies, withdraws, is disqualified or declared ineligible after the qualifying deadline but before 60 days to the election, additional candidates may file nominating petitions.

Tennessee HB 1970 requires a candidate for county legislative body, constable, trustee, register, assessor of property, school board or chief administrative officer of the highway department to be a qualified voter of the county and a resident of the county for one year. 

Tennessee SB 2616 provides that in order to qualify as a candidate in a primary election for United States senate or United States house of representatives, a person must meet the residency requirements for state senators and representatives contained in the state constitution. 

Utah SB 170 modifies the deadlines by which a political party is required to provide certain notifications and the period for filing a declaration of candidacy and a notice of intent to gather signatures.

West Virginia SB 693 eliminates the requirement that all official actions of a political party executive committee shall be made by voice vote.

West Virginia HB 3303 authorizes the county executive committee or chair of an intra-county delegate or senatorial district to fill a vacancy on the primary election and general election ballots. Prohibits the secretary of state from refusing certification of candidates appointed to an intra-county delegate or senatorial district by the county executive committee for that district. Specifies that no appointment to an unfilled vacancy may be made after a primary election, except for cases of subsequent death, withdrawal, incapacity or disqualification.

Cybersecurity, Elections Security & Voting Technology

Colorado SB 153 increases security measures for rooms storing voting equipment. Requires county and state election officials to complete a training program. Requires the use of electronic tabulators for counties with over 1,000 registered voters. Provides for election crimes and prohibits anyone found guilty of such crimes from serving as an election official. Gives the secretary of state certifying authority in counties that do not complete certification before the deadline.

Indiana HB 1116 changes the date by which a county must provide a voter verifiable paper audit trail for electronic voting systems from Dec. 31, 2029, to July 1, 2024. Provides that, after July 1, 2022, a county must meet certain requirements when using any direct record electronic voting system that does not include a voter verifiable paper audit trail. Requires a statement on absentee ballot applications sent by non-election official entities. Requires an individual to provide either their Indiana driver's license number or the last four digits of the individual's Social Security number to access an absentee ballot application submitted in an electronic format. Requires an electronic poll book to have the capacity to transmit information that a voter cast a provisional ballot from the electronic poll book to the dedicated private server and from the dedicated private server to the voter’s record. Makes post-election audits permanent and tasks the secretary of state with determining the number of elections that are subject to a post-election audit.

Kansas HB 2138 requires the secretary of state to develop an affidavit system for transfers of ballots. Exempts county election office employees from certain election crimes. Requires precinct level election results be electronically provided. Requires voter-verified paper ballots with a distinctive watermark. Defines and authorizes use of electronic poll books.

Kentucky HB 564 adds language clarifying that voters must be U.S. citizens. Establishes early in-person absentee voting for all voters on Thursday, Friday and Saturday proceeding Election Day. Establishes in-person absentee voting with an excuse beginning six days before the no-excuse early voting period. Prohibits the early disclosure of unofficial ballot count totals. Requires tamper resistant seals on voting equipment before and after the days of early in-person voting. Establishes chain of custody procedures. Permits the electronic transmission of ballots to voters with disabilities. Prohibits voting equipment from being connected to the internet. Establishes a risk-limiting audit pilot program.

Kentucky HB 618 defines an e-poll book and excludes it from the definition of voting machine and voting systems. Allows the State Board of Elections to choose to provide master lists of registered voters in electronic format to county clerks for use in e-poll books during an election. Permits the State Board of Elections to examine any voter registration system maintained by the county clerk, including e-poll books. Establishes certification requirements for e-poll books.

Kentucky SB 216 expands the Attorney General's independent inquiry of potential election irregularities from not fewer than 5% of Kentucky counties to not fewer than 12 counties. Removes credit or debit card as an option for a voter's secondary form of proof of identification. Requires all voting systems to be approved by Jan. 1, 2024.

Louisiana HB 646 extends the completion deadline for the Voter Registration Administrators' Certification Program during a declared state of emergency. Permits requests for additional early voting parish commissioners if a shortage is determined due to commissioner displacement after a declared emergency.

Louisiana HB 671 requires the submission of a voting system test certificate to the parish board of supervisors.

Maine HB 1330 specifies that voted ballots, election materials and unused ballots must be sealed and remain in the clerk’s custody for the duration of the retention period. Requires original ballots remain in the custody of the clerk, with inspection subject to oversight by the clerk, secretary of state or secretary’s designee. Prohibits possession, custody or control of a voting machine or device to any person unless expressly authorized by the secretary of state.

Maryland SB 158 requires individual counties to pay 50% of the state's costs to acquire and operate the uniform statewide voting systems for in-person and absentee/mail voting, with each share based on a county’s voting age population. Requires the number of available precinct polling places for the 2022 election cycle to be at least equal to the number established in 2018. Prohibits the reduction of precinct polling place locations except by the governor during a declared state of emergency.

Massachusetts SB 2924 establishes no-excuse absentee voting. Requires the secretary of the commonwealth to send absentee/mail ballot applications to all registered voters before each election. Establishes an online absentee/mail ballot request portal. Increases the early in-person voting period to two weeks (including two weekends) for biennial elections and one week (including one weekend) for presidential or state primaries. Permits electronic voting for military and overseas voters. Permits voters with disabilities to request absentee ballot applications, voter affidavits and ballots electronically and permits return by mail, drop box or electronic transmission. Requires distribution of voter information in correctional facilities. Requires correctional officers to assist in voter registration efforts and absentee/mail ballot requests for eligible incarcerated voters. Changes the voter registration deadline from 20 days to 10 days before an election.

Mississippi SB 2879 requires all voting machines to produce voter-verifiable paper ballots by Jan. 1, 2024. Establishes a grant program for counties to update voting systems for the purpose of compliance.

Missouri HB 1878 establishes two weeks of early in-person voting for any eligible voter. Requires returned absentee ballots to be notarized if not requested and completed in person at an election office with photo identification. Prohibits the use of mail-in ballots (as opposed to absentee ballots) and ballot drop boxes. Requires photo identification for in-person voting. Changes provisional ballot affidavit to require voters to return to their polling location with an accepted photo ID the same day as the provisional ballot is marked. Prohibits a public official from compromising, settling, agreeing or consenting in any state or civil action. Authorizes quarterly audits of voter registration lists by the secretary of state. Prohibits the receipt or use of private money, excluding in-kind donations, for election administration or voter registration purposes. Prohibits any individual demonstrating non-citizenship status from being offered to register to vote at the DMV. Requires party declaration for any voter registering after Jan. 1, 2023; requires party registration on voter identification cards. Requires all voting machines to produce an auditable paper ballot after Jan. 1, 2024. Requires election office cybersecurity reviews every two years.

New Hampshire SB 364 extends the lag time requirement from 10 to 30 minutes for the markup of a backup paper checklist when using electronic poll books to check-in voters.

New Hampshire SB 366 requires an audit of AccuVote electronic ballot counting devices used in at least two towns or city wards in the 2022 state primary election. Permits an audit of AccuVote devices used in the general election if problems are detected in the primary audit. Authorizes the secretary of state to forego the general election audit if no problems are detected during the primary audit.

New Hampshire HB 1163 requires counting devices be programmed to return overvoted ballots to voters for hand counting by election officials.

New Hampshire HB 1157 prohibits electronic ballot counting devices from being connected to the internet.

New Hampshire HB 1457 modifies chain of custody procedures after an election to require containers with ballots and absentee materials to be stored in a location determined by the clerk. Requires that such a location be accessible only to individuals working under the direction of the clerk. Requires a log to be maintained by the clerk specifying the location and the containers at the location, with destruction of materials as the final log entry.

New Hampshire HB 1527 requires cities and towns that use AccuVote devices to send a paper copy of the long report tape to the secretary of state with the return of votes form.

Rhode Island SB 2809 authorizes the secretary of state and board of elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of election systems and facilities.

Rhode Island HB 7732 authorizes the Secretary of State and Board of Elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of election systems and facilities and to establish a cybersecurity review board. Establishes a cybersecurity incident response group to adopt protocols in the event of any agency or public body breaches of cybersecurity.

South Carolina SB 108 requires each county to establish at least one early voting center. Permits counties to establish up to seven days of early voting from Monday through Saturday during the two-week period immediately preceding an election. Establishes hours for early voting centers for state general, runoffs and other elections. Permits certain categories of voters to vote absentee for an election if they are unable to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Permits people with disabilities, persons 65 or older, members of the armed forces and their dependents and persons admitted as emergency room patients on or within a four-day period before an election to vote absentee regardless of whether the voter is able to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Establishes absentee ballot request requirements. Prohibits a person from requesting absentee applications for more than five eligible voters, including him/herself. Establishes identification requirements for the return of absentee ballots. Permits pre-processing of absentee ballots. Prohibits voting machines from being connected to the internet. Requires the retention of electronic statewide election records for 24 months following an election. Requires annual voter registration list maintenance by the executive director of the State Election Commission. Establishes eligibility requirements for members of the State Election Commission. Requires advice and consent of the state senate for appointment of executive director of the State Election Commission. Authorizes the establishment of methods to audit election results, which may include risk-limiting audits, hand-count audits, results verification through independent third-party vendors that specialize in election auditing, ballot reconciliation, or any other method deemed appropriate by the executive director. Requires audits be conducted in all statewide elections after the election concludes, but prior to certification by the State Board of Canvassers. Requires audit reports be published on the State Election Commission's website.

Tennessee SB 2558 provides that after Jan. 1, 2024, each voting machine used by a county election commission must produce a voter verifiable paper audit trail.

Washington HB 1953 exempts from disclosure voter signatures, phone numbers and email addresses contained on ballot return envelopes, ballot declarations and signature correction forms. Allows the secretary of state to authorize in-person inspection of unredacted forms.

West Virginia HB 4438 requires electronic voting systems to be independent and non-networked with no component connected to the internet.

Early In-Person Voting

Massachusetts SB 2924 establishes no-excuse absentee voting. Requires the secretary of the commonwealth to send absentee/mail ballot applications to all registered voters before each election. Establishes an online absentee/mail ballot request portal. Increases the early in-person voting period to two weeks (including two weekends) for biennial elections and one week (including one weekend) for presidential or state primaries. Permits electronic voting for military and overseas voters. Permits voters with disabilities to request absentee ballot applications, voter affidavits and ballots electronically and permits return by mail, drop box or electronic transmission. Requires distribution of voter information in correctional facilities. Requires correctional officers to assist in voter registration efforts and absentee/mail ballot requests for eligible incarcerated voters. Changes the voter registration deadline from 20 days to 10 days before an election.

Missouri HB 1878 establishes two weeks of early in-person voting for any eligible voter. Requires returned absentee ballots to be notarized if not requested and completed in person at an election office with photo identification. Prohibits the use of mail-in ballots (as opposed to absentee ballots) and ballot drop boxes. Requires photo identification for in-person voting. Changes provisional ballot affidavit to require voters to return to their polling location with an accepted photo ID the same day as the provisional ballot is marked. Prohibits a public official from compromising, settling, agreeing or consenting in any state or civil action. Authorizes quarterly audits of voter registration lists by the secretary of state. Prohibits the receipt or use of private money, excluding in-kind donations, for election administration or voter registration purposes. Prohibits any individual demonstrating non-citizenship status from being offered to register to vote at the DMV. Requires party declaration for any voter registering after Jan. 1, 2023; requires party registration on voter identification cards. Requires all voting machines to produce an auditable paper ballot after Jan. 1, 2024. Requires election office cybersecurity reviews every two years.

South Carolina SB 108 requires each county to establish at least one early voting center. Permits counties to establish up to seven days of early voting from Monday through Saturday during the two-week period immediately preceding an election. Establishes hours for early voting centers for state general, runoffs and other elections. Permits certain categories of voters to vote absentee for an election if they are unable to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Permits people with disabilities, persons 65 or older, members of the armed forces and their dependents and persons admitted as emergency room patients on or within a four-day period before an election to vote absentee regardless of whether the voter is able to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Establishes absentee ballot request requirements. Prohibits a person from requesting absentee applications for more than five eligible voters, including him/herself. Establishes identification requirements for the return of absentee ballots. Permits pre-processing of absentee ballots. Prohibits voting machines from being connected to the internet. Requires the retention of electronic statewide election records for 24 months following an election. Requires annual voter registration list maintenance by the executive director of the State Election Commission. Establishes eligibility requirements for members of the State Election Commission. Requires advice and consent of the state senate for appointment of executive director of the State Election Commission. Authorizes the establishment of methods to audit election results, which may include risk-limiting audits, hand-count audits, results verification through independent third-party vendors that specialize in election auditing, ballot reconciliation, or any other method deemed appropriate by the executive director. Requires audits be conducted in all statewide elections after the election concludes, but prior to certification by the State Board of Canvassers. Requires audit reports be published on the State Election Commission's website.

Election Costs and Funding

Alabama HB 194 prohibits state and local election officials and their employees from soliciting, accepting, using or disposing of certain donations from individuals or nongovernmental entities for funding certain election-related expenses.

Arkansas HB 1005 makes an appropriation for personal services and operating expenses for the State Board of Election Commissioners for the fiscal year.

Indiana SB 134 prohibits the use of private money donations to prepare, administer or conduct elections or to employ individuals on a temporary basis for preparing, administering or conducting elections, including registering voters. Requires all state agencies to submit a report of each individual state employee employed by a state agency whose salary is funded in whole or in part from donated money.

Kentucky HB 301 requires all costs and expenses related to election administration be paid for with public funds. Prohibits an employee of a governmental body from soliciting, taking, or otherwise accepting any private contribution, donation or anything of value to assist with election administration.

Maryland SB 158 requires individual counties to pay 50% of the state's costs to acquire and operate the uniform statewide voting systems for in-person and absentee/mail voting, with each share based on a county’s voting age population. Requires the number of available precinct polling places for the 2022 election cycle to be at least equal to the number established in 2018. Prohibits the reduction of precinct polling place locations except by the governor during a declared state of emergency.

Mississippi HB 1365 prohibits any agency, state or local official from soliciting, accepting or otherwise using private funds for any election-related expenses or voter education, voter outreach or voter registration programs.

Missouri HB 1878 establishes two weeks of early in-person voting for any eligible voter. Requires returned absentee ballots to be notarized if not requested and completed in person at an election office with photo identification. Prohibits the use of mail-in ballots (as opposed to absentee ballots) and ballot drop boxes. Requires photo identification for in-person voting. Changes provisional ballot affidavit to require voters to return to their polling location with an accepted photo ID the same day as the provisional ballot is marked. Prohibits a public official from compromising, settling, agreeing or consenting in any state or civil action. Authorizes quarterly audits of voter registration lists by the secretary of state. Prohibits the receipt or use of private money, excluding in-kind donations, for election administration or voter registration purposes. Prohibits any individual demonstrating non-citizenship status from being offered to register to vote at the DMV. Requires party declaration for any voter registering after Jan. 1, 2023; requires party registration on voter identification cards. Requires all voting machines to produce an auditable paper ballot after Jan. 1, 2024. Requires election office cybersecurity reviews every two years.

Oklahoma HB 3046 requires elections to be paid for with public funds.

Pennsylvania SB 982 requires the administration and conduct of elections to be funded only via appropriation of the Federal, State and local governments. Requires that funding sources be limited to money derived from taxes, fees and other sources of public revenue.

South Dakota SB 122 prohibits the private funding of election costs except for gifts of a nominal and intrinsic value. 

Utah SB 219 prohibits an election officer from soliciting, accepting or using funds donated for an election by a person other than a government entity.

Virginia SB 80 prohibits the acceptance of certain gifts and funding of voter education and outreach programs, voter registration programs or any other expense incurred in the conduct of elections.

West Virginia HB 4097 prohibits public officials and bodies responsible for elections from directly receiving or accepting money or anything of value for election administration and related expenses from private parties.

Elections Crimes and Law Enforcement

Arizona HB 2492 requires proof of citizenship to register to vote; requires the attorney general to investigate and prosecute applicants who fail to provide proof of citizenship and are found to be noncitizens; establishes criminal penalties for election officials who knowingly register a noncitizen applicant.

Arizona SB 1260 permits the cancellation of a voter’s registration and active early voting list if a county recorder receives information from another county’s recorder that the voter is registered in that county. Establishes a penalty for forwarding early ballots to voters who’ve since registered out of state.

Colorado SB 153 increases security measures for rooms storing voting equipment. Requires county and state election officials to complete a training program. Requires the use of electronic tabulators for counties with over 1,000 registered voters. Provides for election crimes and prohibits anyone found guilty of such crimes from serving as an election official. Gives the secretary of state certifying authority in counties that do not complete certification before the deadline.

Colorado HB 1086 prohibits the open carry of firearms inside a polling place or within 100 feet of a drop box or polling location.

Colorado HB 1273 makes it unlawful for a person to threaten, coerce, intimidate or make attempts thereof against an election official with the intent to interfere with the official’s duties or to retaliate against the official for the performance of their duties. Prohibits a person from making the personal information of an election official or an election official’s immediate family publicly available on the internet. Provides for relevant criminal penalties.

Florida SB 524 establishes the Office of Election Crimes and Security, increases criminal penalties for certain election offenses and requires the governor to appoint special officers to investigate election law violations. For list maintenance purposes, requires reporting of felony convictions by circuit courts and reporting of noncitizens by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Replaces “drop box” with “ballot intake stations” and provides clarifying language. Requires the Department of State to develop a plan to confirm the identity of each person returning a vote-by-mail ballot and to share that report with the legislature. Prohibits the use of ranked-choice voting.

Kansas HB 2138 requires the secretary of state to develop an affidavit system for transfers of ballots. Exempts county election office employees from certain election crimes. Requires precinct level election results be electronically provided. Requires voter-verified paper ballots with a distinctive watermark. Defines and authorizes use of electronic poll books.

Maine HB 1354 requires registrars to attend a training session approved by the secretary of state at least once every two years relating to voter registration, de-escalation of conflicts and the process for reporting threats to or harassment of public officials to the secretary of state. Establishes criminal penalties for violence or intimidation of an election official. Requires annual reporting of threats and harassment against election officials by the secretary of state to the legislature.

Missouri HB 1878 establishes two weeks of early in-person voting for any eligible voter. Requires returned absentee ballots to be notarized if not requested and completed in person at an election office with photo identification. Prohibits the use of mail-in ballots (as opposed to absentee ballots) and ballot drop boxes. Requires photo identification for in-person voting. Changes provisional ballot affidavit to require voters to return to their polling location with an accepted photo ID the same day as the provisional ballot is marked. Prohibits a public official from compromising, settling, agreeing or consenting in any state or civil action. Authorizes quarterly audits of voter registration lists by the secretary of state. Prohibits the receipt or use of private money, excluding in-kind donations, for election administration or voter registration purposes. Prohibits any individual demonstrating non-citizenship status from being offered to register to vote at the DMV. Requires party declaration for any voter registering after Jan. 1, 2023; requires party registration on voter identification cards. Requires all voting machines to produce an auditable paper ballot after Jan. 1, 2024. Requires election office cybersecurity reviews every two years.

New Hampshire SB 405 establishes penalties for the removal, defacement or destruction of political advertisements on private property. Allows the attorney general to seek a civil penalty against the local government entity in which an election official was found to have negligently engaged in misconduct.

New York SB 1046 enacts the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of action for denying or abridging of the right of any member of a protected class to vote. Requires certain political subdivisions to receive preclearance for potential violations of the NYVRA. Creates civil liability for voter intimidation. 

Utah SB 19 changes the dates of a special election in an odd-numbered year to coincide with the dates of municipal elections. Modifies requirements relating to the publishing and posting of sample ballots. Modifies the crime of destroying election documents or supplies to include altering documents. Permits a voter's party affiliation to be changed to unaffiliated if the voter is affiliated with a party that is no longer a registered political party. 

West Virginia HB 4299 establishes a misdemeanor criminal offense for intentionally physically interfering with a voter’s travel on walkways, driveways and parking areas of a polling place with the intent to delay, hinder, harass, interrupt or intimidate a voter.

West Virginia HB 4311 declares that any person who knowingly and willfully votes or attempts to vote more than once will be guilty of a felony and imprisoned for 1-10 years or fined.

Election Officials and Legislative Oversight

California SB 1131 expands the address confidentiality program to include those who face threats of violence or violence or harassment because of their work for a public entity. Eliminates the requirement of election officials to post the names of the precinct board members at specified times prior to an election. Require the secretary of state to submit an annual report to the legislature that includes the total number of applications received for the program, the number of program participants within each county, and any allegations of misuse of the program relating to election purposes.

Colorado SB 153 increases security measures for rooms storing voting equipment. Requires county and state election officials to complete a training program. Requires the use of electronic tabulators for counties with over 1,000 registered voters. Provides for election crimes and prohibits anyone found guilty of such crimes from serving as an election official. Gives the secretary of state certifying authority in counties that do not complete certification before the deadline.

Colorado HB 1273 makes it unlawful for a person to threaten, coerce, intimidate or make attempts thereof against an election official with the intent to interfere with the official’s duties or to retaliate against the official for the performance of their duties. Prohibits a person from making the personal information of an election official or an election official’s immediate family publicly available on the internet. Provides for relevant criminal penalties.

Idaho HB 532 adds to and amends existing law to allow the secretary of state or a county clerk to petition for judicial review of an election when it appears that an error occurred in the administration and the error might be sufficient to change the outcome of the election.

Idaho SB 1351 requires the secretary of state and county clerks to submit an annual report to the legislature on voter registration list maintenance activities.

Kansas HB 2138 requires the secretary of state to develop an affidavit system for transfers of ballots. Exempts county election office employees from certain election crimes. Requires precinct level election results be electronically provided. Requires voter-verified paper ballots with a distinctive watermark. Defines and authorizes use of electronic poll books.

Kansas HB 2252 states that neither the governor, the secretary of state nor any other officer in the executive branch may enter into any consent decree or agreement with any state or federal court or any agreement with any party regarding the enforcement of election law or the alteration of any election procedure without specific approval by the legislature, or the legislative coordinating council if the legislature is not in session at the time such agreement is submitted.

Kentucky SB 216 expands the Attorney General's independent inquiry of potential election irregularities from not fewer than 5% of Kentucky counties to not fewer than 12 counties. Removes credit or debit card as an option for a voter's secondary form of proof of identification. Requires all voting systems to be approved by Jan. 1, 2024.

Louisiana SB 369 increases compensation for members of a parish election board. Establishes compensation for an election commissioner during the early voting period.

Maine HB 1354 requires registrars to attend a training session approved by the secretary of state at least once every two years relating to voter registration, de-escalation of conflicts and the process for reporting threats to or harassment of public officials to the secretary of state. Establishes criminal penalties for violence or intimidation of an election official. Requires annual reporting of threats and harassment against election officials by the secretary of state to the legislature.

Michigan HB 5258 requires county clerks to send one email copy of the ballot proof to the secretary of state, and one mailed copy to each candidate.

Mississippi HB 1331 changes the skill assessment requirement frequency for Election Commissioners from every year to once every four years.

Missouri HB 1878 establishes two weeks of early in-person voting for any eligible voter. Requires returned absentee ballots to be notarized if not requested and completed in person at an election office with photo identification. Prohibits the use of mail-in ballots (as opposed to absentee ballots) and ballot drop boxes. Requires photo identification for in-person voting. Changes provisional ballot affidavit to require voters to return to their polling location with an accepted photo ID the same day as the provisional ballot is marked. Prohibits a public official from compromising, settling, agreeing or consenting in any state or civil action. Authorizes quarterly audits of voter registration lists by the secretary of state. Prohibits the receipt or use of private money, excluding in-kind donations, for election administration or voter registration purposes. Prohibits any individual demonstrating non-citizenship status from being offered to register to vote at the DMV. Requires party declaration for any voter registering after Jan. 1, 2023; requires party registration on voter identification cards. Requires all voting machines to produce an auditable paper ballot after Jan. 1, 2024. Requires election office cybersecurity reviews every two years.

New Hampshire SB 242 prohibits an election official running for any office outside of a position as an election official from being present in the area designated for vote tabulation.

New York AB 9508 requires the board of elections to mail notice of upcoming primary and general elections and registration information to active voters between the third Tuesday in April and the second Friday in May each year. 

Oklahoma SB 523 prohibits state agencies, boards, commissions and other entity of state government from entering legal agreements or settlements which would alter or amend state election law. Prohibits alteration or amendment of state election law by the governor. 

Pennsylvania HB 1614 requires counties to have ballots printed for 50% of the total number of voters in a county for a primary election and 100% of the total number of voters in a county for a general election.

Rhode Island SB 2114 gives the local boards of canvassers the discretion to substitute the physical posting of senatorial district meetings, representative district meetings and voting district meetings with publication in a local newspaper. 

Rhode Island SB 2007 directs the secretary of state to provide a free telephone hotline to answer questions about the electoral process, and that the service be available in multiple languages. Requires the secretary of state to update the central voter register using the United States Postal Service National Change of Address (NCOA) Program at least four times a year.

Rhode Island HB 7421/SB 2115 allows audio recordings to be taken at the local boards of canvassers proceedings and be maintained as a permanent record of the board.

Rhode Island HB 7423 requires the posting of an online notice for meetings of local boards to canvass preliminary voter lists and hear objections to the inclusion or omission of any person as a registered voter.

Rhode Island HB 7428 requires local boards, upon receipt of the ballot application, to immediately examine and determine whether it complies with state requirements and to compare the signature on the ballot application with the signature contained on the original registration card or on the central voter registration system. Changes the start date for mail ballot certification from 14 days to 20 days before an election.

Rhode Island HB 7732 authorizes the Secretary of State and Board of Elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of our election systems and facilities. Requires annual cybersecurity training for local boards of canvassers. Establishes a cybersecurity review board to provide a security analysis of election systems and election facilities. Establishes a cybersecurity incident response group to adopt protocols in the event of any agency or public body breaches of cybersecurity.

South Carolina SB 108 requires each county to establish at least one early voting center. Permits counties to establish up to seven days of early voting from Monday through Saturday during the two-week period immediately preceding an election. Establishes hours for early voting centers for state general, runoffs and other elections. Permits certain categories of voters to vote absentee for an election if they are unable to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Permits people with disabilities, persons 65 or older, members of the armed forces and their dependents and persons admitted as emergency room patients on or within a four-day period before an election to vote absentee regardless of whether the voter is able to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Establishes absentee ballot request requirements. Prohibits a person from requesting absentee applications for more than five eligible voters, including him/herself. Establishes identification requirements for the return of absentee ballots. Permits pre-processing of absentee ballots. Prohibits voting machines from being connected to the internet. Requires the retention of electronic statewide election records for 24 months following an election. Requires annual voter registration list maintenance by the executive director of the State Election Commission. Establishes eligibility requirements for members of the State Election Commission. Requires advice and consent of the state senate for appointment of executive director of the State Election Commission. Authorizes the establishment of methods to audit election results, which may include risk-limiting audits, hand-count audits, results verification through independent third-party vendors that specialize in election auditing, ballot reconciliation, or any other method deemed appropriate by the executive director. Requires audits be conducted in all statewide elections after the election concludes, but prior to certification by the State Board of Canvassers. Requires audit reports be published on the State Election Commission's website.

Tennessee SB 2230 provides that neither elected officials nor employees of a county, municipal or federal governmental body, agency or elected official may serve as a member of a county election commission, a member of a county primary board or an election official.

Tennessee HB 2483 requires county election officials and state officials consult with the speaker of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives prior to entering into consent decrees to change state election laws or rules. Grants the general assembly legal standing to file an action against such state officials for violating election laws. 

Utah SB 18 provides that within a specified number of days after the day on which a county clerk issues a certificate of election or a certificate of appointment made to fill vacancies in elective county offices, the county clerk shall notify the lieutenant governor. 

Virginia HB 542 reclassifies assistant registrars as deputy registrars.

Felon Voting Rights and Information

California SB 504 clarifies language regarding mail ballot applications to account for the state’s move to all-mail voting. Clarifies that otherwise qualified military and overseas voters and voters with disabilities may complete a conditional voter registration and cast a provisional ballot or nonprovisional ballot. Requires the secretary of state to compare information from the state Department of Corrections for list maintenance purposes. Requires county election officials to notify persons who have been released from imprisonment that their voting rights are restored, that they may register to vote and of the procedures for registering to vote.

Massachusetts SB 2924 establishes no-excuse absentee voting. Requires the secretary of the commonwealth to send absentee/mail ballot applications to all registered voters before each election. Establishes an online absentee/mail ballot request portal. Increases the early in-person voting period to two weeks (including two weekends) for biennial elections and one week (including one weekend) for presidential or state primaries. Permits electronic voting for military and overseas voters. Permits voters with disabilities to request absentee ballot applications, voter affidavits and ballots electronically and permits return by mail, drop box or electronic transmission. Requires distribution of voter information in correctional facilities. Requires correctional officers to assist in voter registration efforts and absentee/mail ballot requests for eligible incarcerated voters. Changes the voter registration deadline from 20 days to 10 days before an election.

Polling Places, Poll Workers and Poll Watchers

Colorado HB 1086 prohibits the open carry of firearms inside a polling place or within 100 feet of a drop box or polling location.

Louisiana SB 74 clarifies that those who require assistance voting may serve as a poll watcher.

Louisiana HB 357 removes language allowing the parish president to change polling place locations only if there is  no scheduled parish governing authority meeting ahead of an election.

Louisiana HB 1065 requires the parish board of election supervisors to publish the locations of polling places at least once before each primary election in the official journal of the parish during the third week before the primary election. Locations must also be published on the website of the secretary of state and may be published on websites maintained by parish election officials, including the registrar of voters and clerk of court.

Maryland SB 158 requires individual counties to pay 50% of the state's costs to acquire and operate the uniform statewide voting systems for in-person and absentee/mail voting, with each share based on a county’s voting age population. Requires the number of available precinct polling places for the 2022 election cycle to be at least equal to the number established in 2018. Prohibits the reduction of precinct polling place locations except by the governor during a declared state of emergency.

Maryland HB 328 and SB 907 repeals restrictions on using a building owned or occupied by an establishment holding an alcoholic beverages license as a polling place. Requires the State Board of Elections to adopt rules for polling places in such locations. Requires local boards to prioritize polling placement in locations without alcoholic beverage licenses.

Massachusetts HB 4353 authorizes the establishment of polling places in the town of Braintree.

New Hampshire HB 1174 permits election challengers to observe the hand counting of ballots and tabulation of votes from a distance that enables them to maintain a line of sight on any electronic ballot counting device.

New Jersey AB 208 raises daily pay for election workers and permits counties to provide additional compensation to election workers.

New Jersey AB 1969 permits minors between the ages of 16 and 18 to be employed as election workers between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Election Day.

New Jersey AB 3733 requires the Secretary of Higher Education to develop guidelines for a program to allow a student enrolled in an institution of higher education to earn academic credit for an undergraduate degree program for each full shift that the student serves as a poll worker during an election held in the state.

New Jersey AB 3817 requires the installation of privacy screens, shields and other features in voting booths. By Jan. 1, 2026, requires online voter registration applications to allow voters to request mail in ballots. Requires the secretary of state to develop an electronic form to allow a registered voter to complete a change of residence notice, change of name notice, or both, and to electronically submit that form to the appropriate county commissioner of registration.

New Jersey AB 3823 requires review of death records once every two weeks, during the first three days thereof, of all persons 18 years of age or older who died within such municipality during the previous two weeks during the two months preceding a primary or general election. instructional sessions for certain election workers, and election worker compensation. Exempts money earned by poll workers during the early-voting period from affecting unemployment benefits.

Ohio HB 377 establishes the Appalachian Community Grant Program and specifies certain election workers are excluded from PERS membership.

Oklahoma HB 3321 requires ballots to be printed on paper and prohibits the use of watchers via electronic devices.

Oregon HB 4144 establishes that the crime of harassment includes harassment of election workers. Allows election workers to have their addresses removed from public record. Directs the secretary of state to update the central voter register at least four times a year.

South Carolina SB 108 requires each county to establish at least one early voting center. Permits counties to establish up to seven days of early voting from Monday through Saturday during the two-week period immediately preceding an election. Establishes hours for early voting centers for state general, runoffs and other elections. Permits certain categories of voters to vote absentee for an election if they are unable to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Permits people with disabilities, persons 65 or older, members of the armed forces and their dependents and persons admitted as emergency room patients on or within a four-day period before an election to vote absentee regardless of whether the voter is able to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Establishes absentee ballot request requirements. Prohibits a person from requesting absentee applications for more than five eligible voters, including him/herself. Establishes identification requirements for the return of absentee ballots. Permits pre-processing of absentee ballots. Prohibits voting machines from being connected to the internet. Requires the retention of electronic statewide election records for 24 months following an election. Requires annual voter registration list maintenance by the executive director of the State Election Commission. Establishes eligibility requirements for members of the State Election Commission. Requires advice and consent of the state senate for appointment of executive director of the State Election Commission. Authorizes the establishment of methods to audit election results, which may include risk-limiting audits, hand-count audits, results verification through independent third-party vendors that specialize in election auditing, ballot reconciliation, or any other method deemed appropriate by the executive director. Requires audits be conducted in all statewide elections after the election concludes, but prior to certification by the State Board of Canvassers. Requires audit reports be published on the State Election Commission's website.

South Carolina SB 236 requires any precinct containing 3,000 or more voters to have its own polling place for a municipal primary election. Requires the total number of registered voters in the municipal pooled precincts to not exceed 3,000 or be more than five miles from the nearest part of any pooled precinct.

Utah HB 387 Requires the posting of ballot statistics, including the number of ballots mailed, returned and the schedule for processing ballots. Requires poll watchers be registered or preregistered voters in Utah. Permits poll watchers to observe the ballot curing process. Requires county clerks to post on their websites a schedule of the hours during which the county clerk plans to conduct one or more ballot processes.

Virginia HB 195 provides that the general registrar or the governing body of the locality may request from the Department of Elections a waiver to establish a polling place that does not meet the location requirements when there is no suitable building that could be used within the precinct.

Washington HB 1716 specifies electioneering distance of 100 feet from the entrance of a vote center or 25 feet radially from a ballot drop box. Prohibits electric amplification of electioneering activities within this distance if the person using such a device is capable of being understood. Requires auditors to post a notice outlining these prohibitions at each voting center.

West Virginia SB 191 authorizes poll clerks to work and be compensated for both full and half days worked during an election. 

Post-Election Processes

Idaho SB 1274 establishes a post-election audit process after every primary and general election.

Idaho SB 1341 clarifies the prohibition of releasing election results to the public if at least one election office or ballot question in the county occurs in both time zones in the state until after the state’s polling places have closed. Permits the release of election results after the close of the polls in a county with a single time zone.

Indiana HB 1116 changes the date by which a county must provide a voter verifiable paper audit trail for electronic voting systems from Dec. 31, 2029, to July 1, 2024. Provides that, after July 1, 2022, a county must meet certain requirements when using any direct record electronic voting system that does not include a voter verifiable paper audit trail. Requires a statement on absentee ballot applications sent by non-election official entities. Requires an individual to provide either their Indiana driver's license number or the last four digits of the individual's Social Security number to access an absentee ballot application submitted in an electronic format. Requires an electronic poll book to have the capacity to transmit information that a voter cast a provisional ballot from the electronic poll book to the dedicated private server and from the dedicated private server to the voter’s record. Makes post-election audits permanent and tasks the secretary of state with determining the number of elections that are subject to a post-election audit.

Kentucky HB 564 adds language clarifying that voters must be U.S. citizens. Establishes early in-person absentee voting for all voters on Thursday, Friday and Saturday proceeding Election Day. Establishes in-person absentee voting with an excuse beginning six days before the no-excuse early voting period. Prohibits the early disclosure of unofficial ballot count totals. Requires tamper resistant seals on voting equipment before and after the days of early in-person voting. Establishes chain of custody procedures. Permits the electronic transmission of ballots to voters with disabilities. Prohibits voting equipment from being connected to the internet. Establishes a risk-limiting audit pilot program.

Louisiana HB 924 requires the adoption and implementation of uniform policies and procedures for a post-election audit.

New Hampshire SB 366 requires an audit of AccuVote electronic ballot counting devices used in at least two towns or city wards in the 2022 state primary election. Permits an audit of AccuVote devices used in the general election if problems are detected in the primary audit. Authorizes the secretary of state to forego the general election audit if no problems are detected during the primary audit.

New Hampshire HB 1457 modifies chain of custody procedures after an election to require containers with ballots and absentee materials to be stored in a location determined by the clerk. Requires that such a location be accessible only to individuals working under the direction of the clerk. Requires a log to be maintained by the clerk specifying the location and the containers at the location, with destruction of materials as the final log entry.

New Hampshire HB 1467 requires a partial audit of federal and gubernatorial races on ballots involved in recounts for state representative races in a general election. Permits a full recount if a discrepancy of greater than one percent exists from the election results reported to the secretary of state.

New Hampshire HB 1527 requires cities and towns that use AccuVote devices to send a paper copy of the long report tape to the secretary of state with the return of votes form.

South Carolina SB 108 requires each county to establish at least one early voting center. Permits counties to establish up to seven days of early voting from Monday through Saturday during the two-week period immediately preceding an election. Establishes hours for early voting centers for state general, runoffs and other elections. Permits certain categories of voters to vote absentee for an election if they are unable to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Permits people with disabilities, persons 65 or older, members of the armed forces and their dependents and persons admitted as emergency room patients on or within a four-day period before an election to vote absentee regardless of whether the voter is able to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Establishes absentee ballot request requirements. Prohibits a person from requesting absentee applications for more than five eligible voters, including him/herself. Establishes identification requirements for the return of absentee ballots. Permits pre-processing of absentee ballots. Prohibits voting machines from being connected to the internet. Requires the retention of electronic statewide election records for 24 months following an election. Requires annual voter registration list maintenance by the executive director of the State Election Commission. Establishes eligibility requirements for members of the State Election Commission. Requires advice and consent of the state senate for appointment of executive director of the State Election Commission. Authorizes the establishment of methods to audit election results, which may include risk-limiting audits, hand-count audits, results verification through independent third-party vendors that specialize in election auditing, ballot reconciliation, or any other method deemed appropriate by the executive director. Requires audits be conducted in all statewide elections after the election concludes, but prior to certification by the State Board of Canvassers. Requires audit reports be published on the State Election Commission's website.

Tennessee SB 2675 issues guidelines for election officials when conducting post-election audits.

Utah HB 411 establishes a deadline to cure a rejected ballot. 

Virginia SB 370 establishes risk-limiting audits. 

Ranked-Choice/Instant Runoff Voting

Florida SB 524 establishes the Office of Election Crimes and Security, increases criminal penalties for certain election offenses and requires the governor to appoint special officers to investigate election law violations. For list maintenance purposes, requires reporting of felony convictions by circuit courts and reporting of noncitizens by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Replaces “drop box” with “ballot intake stations” and provides clarifying language. Requires the Department of State to develop a plan to confirm the identity of each person returning a vote-by-mail ballot and to share that report with the legislature. Prohibits the use of ranked-choice voting.

Hawaii SB 2162 provides that any federal election not held on the date of a regularly scheduled primary or general election and any special election for a vacant seat on a county council shall be conducted by ranked-choice voting. Requires any election conducted by ranked-choice voting to include a statement indicating that votes will be cast and tabulated using ranked-choice voting and provide an explanation of ranked-choice voting.

Tennessee SB 1820 prohibits instant runoff and ranked-choice voting in the state. 

Utah HB 264 makes technical changes to align election code language with the use of instant runoff voting. Outlines the counting process when a voter leaves candidates unranked. Modifies the recount process for instant runoff voting.

Voter ID

Florida SB 144 requires the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to issue or renew identification cards at no charge to persons presenting a valid voter registration card and attesting to financial hardship; prohibits the department from requiring such persons to present evidence of financial hardship. Requires the department to issue identification cards at no charge to applicants aged 80 or older whose driving privilege is denied due to failure to pass a vision test.

Kentucky SB 216 expands the Attorney General's independent inquiry of potential election irregularities from not fewer than 5% of Kentucky counties to not fewer than 12 counties. Removes credit or debit card as an option for a voter's secondary form of proof of identification. Requires all voting systems to be approved by Jan. 1, 2024.

Maine SB 647 requires municipal clerks to conduct absentee voting in certain residential facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities once during the 30-day period prior to an election. Adds tribal IDs to the list of accepted voter identification for registration.

Missouri HB 1878 establishes two weeks of early in-person voting for any eligible voter. Requires returned absentee ballots to be notarized if not requested and completed in person at an election office with photo identification. Prohibits the use of mail-in ballots (as opposed to absentee ballots) and ballot drop boxes. Requires photo identification for in-person voting. Changes provisional ballot affidavit to require voters to return to their polling location with an accepted photo ID the same day as the provisional ballot is marked. Prohibits a public official from compromising, settling, agreeing or consenting in any state or civil action. Authorizes quarterly audits of voter registration lists by the secretary of state. Prohibits the receipt or use of private money, excluding in-kind donations, for election administration or voter registration purposes. Prohibits any individual demonstrating non-citizenship status from being offered to register to vote at the DMV. Requires party declaration for any voter registering after Jan. 1, 2023; requires party registration on voter identification cards. Requires all voting machines to produce an auditable paper ballot after Jan. 1, 2024. Requires election office cybersecurity reviews every two years.

New Hampshire SB 418 establishes provisional voting for individuals who do not produce an accepted form of voter ID or whose identity cannot be verified.

South Carolina SB 108 requires each county to establish at least one early voting center. Permits counties to establish up to seven days of early voting from Monday through Saturday during the two-week period immediately preceding an election. Establishes hours for early voting centers for state general, runoffs and other elections. Permits certain categories of voters to vote absentee for an election if they are unable to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Permits people with disabilities, persons 65 or older, members of the armed forces and their dependents and persons admitted as emergency room patients on or within a four-day period before an election to vote absentee regardless of whether the voter is able to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Establishes absentee ballot request requirements. Prohibits a person from requesting absentee applications for more than five eligible voters, including him/herself. Establishes identification requirements for the return of absentee ballots. Permits pre-processing of absentee ballots. Prohibits voting machines from being connected to the internet. Requires the retention of electronic statewide election records for 24 months following an election. Requires annual voter registration list maintenance by the executive director of the State Election Commission. Establishes eligibility requirements for members of the State Election Commission. Requires advice and consent of the state senate for appointment of executive director of the State Election Commission. Authorizes the establishment of methods to audit election results, which may include risk-limiting audits, hand-count audits, results verification through independent third-party vendors that specialize in election auditing, ballot reconciliation, or any other method deemed appropriate by the executive director. Requires audits be conducted in all statewide elections after the election concludes, but prior to certification by the State Board of Canvassers. Requires audit reports be published on the State Election Commission's website.

Utah HB 313 requires an individual who did not provide valid voter identification when registering to vote to provide valid voter identification when voting. Requires 24-hour video surveillance of each unattended ballot drop box.

Voter Registration and Privacy

Arizona SB 1013 requires the secretary of state to submit a request to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission asking that the federal voter registration form include Arizona specific instructions for providing proof of citizenship.

Arizona SB 1170 requires the Game and Fish Department to provide voter registration assistance, including a link to the state voter registration web page for online applicants, and a voter registration form to in person applicants.

Arizona SB 1477 requires the superior court to report felony convictions to the secretary of state for voter registration cancellation purposes.

Arizona HB 2236 prohibits automatic voter registration unless an individual affirmatively requests to register to vote.

Arizona HB 2237 prohibits Election Day voter registration.

Arizona HB 2492 requires proof of citizenship to register to vote; requires the attorney general to investigate and prosecute applicants who fail to provide proof of citizenship and are found to be noncitizens; establishes criminal penalties for election officials who knowingly register a noncitizen applicant.

Arizona SB 1260 permits the cancellation of a voter’s registration and active early voting list if a county recorder receives information from another county’s recorder that the voter is registered in that county. Establishes a penalty for forwarding early ballots to voters who’ve since registered out of state.

Arizona HB 2243 permits the use of jury lists for voter list maintenance purposes, including residency and citizenship status. Establishes reporting from the Department of Transportation to the secretary of state on address changes and citizenship status. Requires monthly voter list maintenance by the secretary of state. Requires quarterly reporting of certain voter registration list maintenance activities by the secretary of state to the legislature.

California SB 504 clarifies language regarding mail ballot applications to account for the state’s move to all-mail voting. Clarifies that otherwise qualified military and overseas voters and voters with disabilities may complete a conditional voter registration and cast a provisional ballot or nonprovisional ballot. Requires the secretary of state to compare information from the state Department of Corrections for list maintenance purposes. Requires county election officials to notify persons who have been released from imprisonment that their voting rights are restored, that they may register to vote and of the procedures for registering to vote.

Colorado SB 152 allows for a person whose residence is destroyed or becomes uninhabitable to continue to use the address of the residence as the person’s residence for purposes of voting if the person intends to return to the residence once it is replaced or becomes habitable.

Colorado HB 1273 makes it unlawful for a person to threaten, coerce, intimidate or make attempts thereof against an election official with the intent to interfere with the official’s duties or to retaliate against the official for the performance of their duties. Prohibits a person from making the personal information of an election official or an election official’s immediate family publicly available on the internet. Provides for relevant criminal penalties.

Connecticut SB 470 clarifies that any motor vehicle operator's license number, identity card number, Social Security number and any other unique identifier contained in a voter’s record is confidential.

Delaware SB 294 proposes a “first leg” amendment updating the minimum voting age in the State Constitution from 21 to 18 years old. (Note: A First Leg amendment must be approved by the next General Assembly to become part of the Constitution. A Second Leg amendment becomes part of the Constitution upon passage of both Chambers of the subsequent General Assembly.)

Delaware HB 25 establishes Election Day registration for presidential primary, primary, special and general elections.

Florida SB 524 establishes the Office of Election Crimes and Security, increases criminal penalties for certain election offenses and requires the governor to appoint special officers to investigate election law violations. For list maintenance purposes, requires reporting of felony convictions by circuit courts and reporting of noncitizens by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Replaces “drop box” with “ballot intake stations” and provides clarifying language. Requires the Department of State to develop a plan to confirm the identity of each person returning a vote-by-mail ballot and to share that report with the legislature. Prohibits the use of ranked-choice voting.

Guam B 174 changes the close of the voter registration period from 10 days to 21 days prior to an election. Permits electronic voter registration. Changes the date of an even-numbered year primary to the first Saturday of August. Changes the timeframe for filing candidate nominating papers to 90-160 days prior to the date of an election.

Idaho HB 694 allows for the public request of lists of deaths reported to the secretary of state from the state health and welfare board.

Idaho SB 1351 requires the secretary of state and county clerks to submit an annual report to the legislature on voter registration list maintenance activities.

Kentucky HB 564 adds language clarifying that voters must be U.S. citizens. Establishes early in-person absentee voting for all voters on Thursday, Friday and Saturday proceeding Election Day. Establishes in-person absentee voting with an excuse beginning six days before the no-excuse early voting period. Prohibits the early disclosure of unofficial ballot count totals. Requires tamper resistant seals on voting equipment before and after the days of early in-person voting. Establishes chain of custody procedures. Permits the electronic transmission of ballots to voters with disabilities. Prohibits voting equipment from being connected to the internet. Establishes a risk-limiting audit pilot program.

Louisiana HB 423 requires each public-school governing authority to provide an opportunity for each high school senior who is at least seventeen years old to register to vote.

Massachusetts SB 2924 establishes no-excuse absentee voting. Requires the secretary of the commonwealth to send absentee/mail ballot applications to all registered voters before each election. Establishes an online absentee/mail ballot request portal. Increases the early in-person voting period to two weeks (including two weekends) for biennial elections and one week (including one weekend) for presidential or state primaries. Permits electronic voting for military and overseas voters. Permits voters with disabilities to request absentee ballot applications, voter affidavits and ballots electronically and permits return by mail, drop box or electronic transmission. Requires distribution of voter information in correctional facilities. Requires correctional officers to assist in voter registration efforts and absentee/mail ballot requests for eligible incarcerated voters. Changes the voter registration deadline from 20 to 10 days before an election.

Mississippi HB 1510 requires the registrar upon receiving a completed voter registration application to enter the applicant into the Statewide Elections Management System. Requires registration applications to be compared with the Department of Public Safety Driver's License and Identification Information; requires notification to the registrar if such information reveals that the applicant is not a citizen of the United States. Requires entry of a potential non-citizen into the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service's Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database for further inquiry. Requires the registrar to send a notice by first-class mail to the applicant's mailing address inquiring whether the individual is eligible to be registered to vote if both databases indicate that the applicant is not a citizen.

Missouri HB 1878 establishes two weeks of early in-person voting for any eligible voter. Requires returned absentee ballots to be notarized if not requested and completed in person at an election office with photo identification. Prohibits the use of mail-in ballots (as opposed to absentee ballots) and ballot drop boxes. Requires photo identification for in-person voting. Changes provisional ballot affidavit to require voters to return to their polling location with an accepted photo ID the same day as the provisional ballot is marked. Prohibits a public official from compromising, settling, agreeing or consenting in any state or civil action. Authorizes quarterly audits of voter registration lists by the secretary of state. Prohibits the receipt or use of private money, excluding in-kind donations, for election administration or voter registration purposes. Prohibits any individual demonstrating non-citizenship status from being offered to register to vote at the DMV. Requires party declaration for any voter registering after Jan. 1, 2023; requires party registration on voter identification cards. Requires all voting machines to produce an auditable paper ballot after Jan. 1, 2024. Requires election office cybersecurity reviews every two years.

New Hampshire HB 1010 requires municipal voter history to be made accessible in the statewide centralized voter registration database.

New Hampshire HB 1496 requires political subdivisions to make voter checklists available in electronic form to any resident.

New Hampshire HB 1594 permits discussion of voter registration as an appropriate community living/citizenship training goal or competency for students 17 years of age or older with an individualized education program or accommodations under Section 504.

New Jersey AB 3817 requires the installation of privacy screens, shields and other features in voting booths. By Jan. 1, 2026, requires online voter registration applications to allow voters to request mail in ballots. Requires the secretary of state to develop an electronic form to allow a registered voter to complete a change of residence notice, change of name notice, or both, and to electronically submit that form to the appropriate county commissioner of registration.

New York SB 1046 enacts the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of action for denying or abridging of the right of any member of a protected class to vote. Requires certain political subdivisions to receive preclearance for potential violations of the NYVRA. Creates civil liability for voter intimidation. 

Ohio HB 93 permits Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) participants to give permission to disclose information for the purpose of verifying a residential address to access related state services. Permits ACP participants to submit a real property confidentiality notice to the county recorder for the purpose of keeping residential address and property information confidential.

Oklahoma HB 2974 directs the State Election Board to perform a query of the entire voter registration database to determine how many individuals are registered at the same residential address.

Oklahoma HB 2976 creates an exception for sharing information in the registration database with the court system.

Oklahoma HB 3365 directs new voter identification cards to be mailed to the physical address of the voter if such address is valid to receive mail delivery. Provides that the registration of any registered voter shall be cancelled only for one of several specified reasons. 

Oklahoma HB 4133 requires electronic voter registration systems to allow qualified individuals to register to vote if they have a Social Security number. 

Oregon HB 4144 establishes that the crime of harassment includes harassment of election workers. Allows election workers to have their addresses removed from public record. Directs the secretary of state to update the central voter register at least four times a year.

Rhode Island SB 2091 allows the local board to review registration lists and hear objections to the inclusion or omission of any person so long as the time and place of the meeting is posted on the city’s official website for the 10 previous days.

Rhode Island SB 2007 directs the secretary of state to provide a free telephone hotline to answer questions about the electoral process, and that the service be available in multiple languages. Requires the secretary of state to update the central voter register using the United States Postal Service National Change of Address (NCOA) Program at least four times a year.

South Carolina SB 108 requires each county to establish at least one early voting center. Permits counties to establish up to seven days of early voting from Monday through Saturday during the two-week period immediately preceding an election. Establishes hours for early voting centers for state general, runoffs and other elections. Permits certain categories of voters to vote absentee for an election if they are unable to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Permits people with disabilities, persons 65 or older, members of the armed forces and their dependents and persons admitted as emergency room patients on or within a four-day period before an election to vote absentee regardless of whether the voter is able to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day. Establishes absentee ballot request requirements. Prohibits a person from requesting absentee applications for more than five eligible voters, including him/herself. Establishes identification requirements for the return of absentee ballots. Permits pre-processing of absentee ballots. Prohibits voting machines from being connected to the internet. Requires the retention of electronic statewide election records for 24 months following an election. Requires annual voter registration list maintenance by the executive director of the State Election Commission. Establishes eligibility requirements for members of the State Election Commission. Requires advice and consent of the state senate for appointment of executive director of the State Election Commission. Authorizes the establishment of methods to audit election results, which may include risk-limiting audits, hand-count audits, results verification through independent third-party vendors that specialize in election auditing, ballot reconciliation, or any other method deemed appropriate by the executive director. Requires audits be conducted in all statewide elections after the election concludes, but prior to certification by the State Board of Canvassers. Requires audit reports be published on the State Election Commission's website.

Tennessee HB 2128 expressly prohibits non-United States citizens from voting in federal, state or local elections in this state. It also prohibits local governments from granting non-citizens the right to vote in local elections. 

Utah HB 67 requires the lieutenant governor and county clerks to regularly update the official register of voters.

Virginia HB 55 requires the State Registrar of Vital Records to transmit to the Department of Elections by electronic means a weekly list of all persons 17 years of age or older who have died since the previous weekly list. 

Virginia SB 698 prohibits publishing on the internet any of the information contained in voter registration lists as a list, database or other similar searchable format or providing information to a third party for such purpose. 

Virginia HB 1140 requires general registrars to provide notice of the cancellation of a voter's registration to the voter by mail, to the address listed in the voter's registration record, and by email, if one was provided. 

West Virginia HB 4450 removes the fee charged and deposited in the Combined Voter Registration and Driver's Licensing Fund for each driver's license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Miscellaneous

Alabama HB 144 eliminates the requirement for a second, or runoff, election when a tie vote between two candidates occurs in a municipal election. Provides that the tie be decided by the county probate judge.

Arizona SB 1008 changes the margin for triggering an automatic recount from 0.1% to 0.5% or less.

Arizona SB 1460 requires a call of election be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the election district or online if the district does not have a newspaper. Allows voters to vote a standard ballot, if an electronic poll book indicates the voter has not already voted and meets other criteria. Requires the mailing of precinct change notices and sample ballots to eligible voters.

Delaware HB 452 proposes a “First Leg” amendment to the state constitution to make technical corrections, including changes to the information the presiding election officer of each district must supply to the Department of Elections. (Note: A First Leg amendment must be approved by the next General Assembly to become part of the Constitution. A Second Leg amendment becomes part of the Constitution upon passage of both Chambers of the subsequent General Assembly.)

Georgia HB 907 changes the date of special primaries and special elections to the third Tuesday in March in even-numbered years.

Hawaii HB 1472 changes the information required for a voter to withdraw their signature from a petition from a voter’s name, social security number, address, full date of birth and signature to the voter's name, address, month and day of birth, signature, and a statement that the voter wishes to remove the voter's signature from the petition.

Hawaii SB 2162 provides that any federal election not held on the date of a regularly scheduled primary or general election and any special election for a vacant seat on a county council shall be conducted by ranked-choice voting. Requires any election conducted by ranked-choice voting to include a statement indicating that votes will be cast and tabulated using ranked-choice voting and provide an explanation of ranked-choice voting.

Idaho HB 511 requires the rotation of candidate names on election ballots in a manner determined by the secretary of state.

Louisiana SB 258 relates to emergency election plans, provides for reasons for the development of a plan, authorizes alternative plans and provides for procedures for approval of a plan.

Louisiana HB 646 extends the completion deadline for the Voter Registration Administrators' Certification Program during a declared state of emergency. Permits requests for additional early voting parish commissioners if a shortage is determined due to commissioner displacement after a declared emergency.

Louisiana HB 906 removes a requirement to use the gubernatorial election date for certain elections in certain Lawrason Act municipalities.

Louisiana HB 1082 requires reporting of election procedures from the secretary of state to the legislature during a declared emergency.

Maine SB 99 allows an unaffiliated voter to vote in a primary election, including a presidential primary election, without having to enroll in a political party. Clarifies that an unaffiliated voter may vote in only one party's primary election.

Maine HB 627 clarifies that unless a municipal meeting held 180 days before an election provides otherwise, existing state law governing tie votes applies.

Massachusetts SB 2703 establishes the third Saturday in July as Negro Election Day.

Michigan HB 5287 outlines procedures for filling vacancies occurring in an elective or township office.

New York SB 1046 enacts the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of action for denying or abridging of the right of any member of a protected class to vote. Requires certain political subdivisions to receive preclearance for potential violations of the NYVRA. Creates civil liability for voter intimidation. 

New York SB 7611 requires the posting of election notices at least 30 days before an election. Changes the deadline for filing candidate petitions to no later than 30 days before an election. 

New York SB 7819 permits the governor to fill any vacancy in the state senate or assembly for the same date as any previously scheduled special election as long as the proclamation is issued at least thirty days before the occurrence of the special election.  

Oklahoma HB 3321 requires ballots to be printed on paper and prohibits the use of watchers via electronic devices.

Tennessee HB 411 allows a homeowners' association to adopt reasonable covenants, conditions, restrictions or rules with respect to the placement and removal of political or campaign posters or signs placed on homeowner association common space and private property maintained by the owner or resident. 

Tennessee HJR 657 amends the state constitution to require the popular election of the Attorney General and Reporter for the State

Utah SB 32 requires an election officer to, when reporting voting history for an election for a voter whose registration is private, provide only the date the individual voted and nothing that could disclose the identity of the voter. 

Utah HB 387 Requires the posting of ballot statistics, including the number of ballots mailed, returned and the schedule for processing ballots. Requires poll watchers be registered or preregistered voters in Utah. Permits poll watchers to observe the ballot curing process. Requires county clerks to post on their websites a schedule of the hours during which the county clerk plans to conduct one or more ballot processes.

Utah SB 19 changes the dates of a special election in an odd-numbered year to coincide with the dates of municipal elections. Modifies requirements relating to the publishing and posting of sample ballots. Modifies the crime of destroying election documents or supplies to include altering documents. Permits a voter's party affiliation to be changed to unaffiliated if the voter is affiliated with a party that is no longer a registered political party. 

Vermont SB 122 specifies that if a presidential elector vacancy occurs, the replacement member must vote for the presidential and vice-presidential candidates who were nominated by the same political party as the previous elector. Requires the secretary of state to count presidential elector ballots. Requires the secretary of state to declare a presidential elector vacancy if an elector refuses to present a ballot, presents an unmarked ballot or any ballot marked in violation of state law for presidential electors.

West Virginia HB 4353 synchronizes certain local elections with regular statewide primary or general elections.