The Washington Post reports on a federal court ruling that blocks a controversial Texas law requiring voters to present photo IDs. Read more.
A measure that would make it harder for organizations to register voters in Florida is slated to be blocked by a federal judge, according to a New York Times article. Read more.
The Associated Press reports that nearly a third of people whose citizenship and right to vote were questioned by Colorado’s secretary of state were found to be U.S. citizens. Read more.
The Washington Post reports on a federal judge’s ruling that Ohio must count improperly cast ballots if the mistake is caused by an election worker rather than a voter. Read more.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will monitor the Aug. 28 elections in three cities in Alabama and in Arizona’s Maricopa County to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Federal observers will be assigned to monitor polling place activities. Read more.
The Huffington Post reports that the GOP’s platform committee, meeting in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesdays, officially endorsed state voter ID laws that require voters to show proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Read more.
NBC news reports that the Justice Department has approved Virginia’s new voter ID law, expanding the kinds of identification that will be honored at the polls while restricting the ability to vote without showing any ID. Unlike states with the strictest photo ID requirement, Virginia will allow voters to cast a ballot if they present a student ID card issued by a state college or university as well as documents that carry no photo, including a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck showing the voter’s name and address. Read more.