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ADVOCACY

Below are examples of official testimony, letters, and other materials developed by Fair Elections Center (formerly Fair Elections Legal Network) on various issues nationwide.

ELECTION ADMINISTRATION & LEGISLATION 2022

2022 letter to the Louisiana House Senate & Governmental Affairs Committee in support of HRC 14, which would would create a task force to address barriers to voting for Louisianans with disabilities.

2022 letter to the Louisiana Senate & Governmental Affairs Committee in opposition to SB 144 because it further restricts delivery of mail ballots, making voting less accessible, and does not resolve existing conflicts between Louisiana law and Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act.

2022 Letter to the New Hampshire State Senate in opposition to SB 418, which would upend New Hampshire’s long-established same-day voter registration process, and also endanger the right to a secret ballot.

2022 Letter to the Florida Senate Committee on Appropriations in opposition to SB 524, which would make elections less accessible and less efficient.


2022 Letter to the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Elections in opposition to SB 935's provision imposing new and needless requirements for absentee ballot certificate envelopes.

2022 Letter to the New Hampshire Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Committee in opposition of SB 418, which would make it harder for students to register and vote a regular ballot by effectively ending same-day registration and prohibiting voters who lack photo ID from having their ballot counted.

2022 Letter to the New Hampshire House Election Law Committee, in support of HB 1442, which would improve language access for some voters whose first language is not English; and in opposition to HB 1522, which would would hurt student voters by removing the option to register and cast a regular ballot by signing an affidavit; and HB1567, would allow any registered voter to sue to remove an election official for failure to perform their duties, making it easier to harass and intimidate election officials. 

2022 Letter to the Virginia House Committee on Privileges and Elections in support of HJ 9, on voting rights restoration


ELECTION ADMINISTRATION & LEGISLATION 2021
2021 Letter to Louisiana Secretary of State Urging Him to Work With Legislators and Remove Barriers to Voting for Voters With Disabilities

2021 Testimony in Opposition of North Carolina SB 326, Which Would Make it Harder for Eligible Citizens to Cast a Vote-By-Mail Ballot

2021 Testimony in Opposition of New Hampshire HB 531, 535, and 554, Which Would Make it Harder for Students to Participate in Democracy

2021 Testimony in Opposition of New Hampshire HB 362, Which Would Make it Harder for Students to Participate in Democracy

2021 Testimony in Support of Texas HB 22, Which Would Make Voting More Accessible

2021 Testimony in Opposition of Texas HB 1026, Which Would Erect Barriers to Voting

2021 Testimony in Opposition of Louisiana HB 138, HB 167 and Section 2 of HB 581 Which Would Penalize Constitutionally Protected Speech & Un necessarily Compound Registrars' Duties

2021 Testimony in Opposition of Florida SB 90 as amended by Amendment 262784, Which Curtails Efficient Election Practices

2021 Testimony in Opposition of Florida SB 90, Which Would Make it Harder to Vote by Mail

2021 Testimony in Opposition of New Hampshire HB 292 and in Support of House Bills 526 and 144, Which Would Make Absentee Voting Easier

2021 Testimony in Opposition of New Hampshire House Bills 362, 429, 531, 535 and 554, Which Would Make it Harder For Students to Participate in Democracy

2021 Testimony in Support of Washington HB 1078, Which Would End Disenfranchisement of People with Felony Convictions When They Are No Longer Incarcerated
 
2021 Testimony in Support of Virginia HJ 555, Which Would End Disenfranchisement of People with Felony Convictions When They Are No Longer Incarcerated

2021 Testimony in Support of Virginia HB 1890, Which Would Prevent Racially Discriminatory Laws and Practices from Going Into Effect

2021 Letter to the Louisiana Secretary of State Expressing Opposition to Two Legislative Proposals on Voting (Items 23 and 20)

2021 Testimony in Support of New Mexico HB 74, Which Would Restore Voting Rights to Persons with Felony Convictions Upon Their Release From Prison

2021 Testimony in Opposition of Proposed Alteration to Louisiana Election Code That Would Change the Absentee Ballot Request Deadline From 4 Days to 15 Days Before an Election

2021 Testimony in Opposition of Virginia HB 2028 and HB 2209, Which Would Make Absentee Voting Less Accessible

2021 Testimony in Support of Virginia HB 2025, Which Would Establish Pre-Registration for 16 and 17-Year Old Citizens

2021 Testimony in Opposition of Virginia SB 1118, Which Would Disenfranchise Voters Over Government Data Entry Errors

2021 Testimony in Support of New Hampshire SB 47, Which Would Modernize Absentee Voting and Registration

2021 Testimony in Support of Virginia SB 1097, Which Would Make Absentee Voting More Accessible

2021 Testimony on Proposed New Hampshire Law that Would Restrict Student Voter Registration and Remove Same Day Registration


ELECTION ADMINISTRATION & LEGISLATION 2020
2020 Testimony on New Hampshire Coronavirus Election Protection Act

2020 Testimony on Ohio Absentee Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 Letter to Virginia Commissioner of Elections on National Voter Registration Act Violation

2020 Report: Voting in the Era of COVID-19

2020 Letter to Georgia Secretary of State on Domicile Requirements for the U.S. Senate Runoff Election
 

ELECTION ADMINISTRATION 2019
2019 Testimony on Michigan Precinct Size Increase


FELON VOTING RIGHTS RESTORATION 2019 
Testimony on Nevada Felon Rights Restoration


RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS 2019
2019 Letter to the Iowa Legislature on Voter ID  and Proof of  Residence Requirements 

2019 Testimony on New Hampshire Residency Requirements (domicile v. residency)


VOTER ID 2016
2016 Testimony on Michigan Voter ID Measures


​VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE
2019 Letter to the Ohio Secretary of State on Voter Registration Cancellations

2015 Testimony on New Hampshire Crosscheck


NO EXCUSE ABSENTEE VOTING 2015
Testimony on Ohio Absentee Ballot Application Mailings


ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION 2015
2015 Testimony on Ohio Online
Voter Registration – June 10th
 
2015 Testimony on Ohio Online
Voter Registration – June 24th
 

PROVISIONAL VOTING 2014
Testimony on Ohio Provisional Voting