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 2023
2023 letter expressing concern over the implementation of HB 458 to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. We urge that his office takes lawful measures to reduce confusion during the early voting period prior to the law taking effect.
2023 testimony in support of HF 495 which would require postsecondary institutions enrolling attendees receiving state financial aid to provide the necessary residential information to election officials for use in the election day voter registration of qualifying students.
ELECTION ADMINISTRATION & LEGISLATION 2022
2022 letter to the Virginia Commissioner of Elections to ensure that administrative errors don't interfere with Virginians’ right to register and update their voter registration information at Commonwealth Departments of Motor Vehicles.
2022 letter to the Brazos County (TX) Commissioners Court in opposition to the court removing an early voting site on the campus of Texas A&M University, potentially a violation of the 26th Amendment.
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 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