Roadmap to Reform
Miscellaneous Election Reforms

Georgia: HB 917
Sponsor: Representative Oliver
This bill creates the Office of State Election Administration and a chief election officer to replace the State Board of Elections and the Secretary of State in election integrity issues. This bill also provides for more compensation to election observers.
Status: Held in House after 2nd reading.

Iowa: SF 2355
Sponsor: State Government Committee
This bill permits citizens of Iowa to leave work for up to four hours of unpaid leave in order to participate in the presidential caucus. An employer may be fined if they don't permit their workers to take time off to vote on Election Day.
Status: Held in State Government Committee.

New Jersey: A1864
Sponsor: Assembly Member Conaway
This bill prohibits municipalities from requiring permits in order to prevent citizens from registering to vote or having a political party hold a voter registration drive on public property.
Status: Held in Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee.

New York: A01552
Sponsor: Representative Brodsky
This bill allows for the exclusion of voter registration information when someone is up for selection for jury duty. The commissioner of jurors will select prospective jurors at random and will not base their decisions on the eligibility of a citizen to vote.
Status: Held in Judiciary Committee.

A01978
Sponsor: Representative Gianaris
This bill makes public buildings including public libraries, local housing authorities, and public high schools places for citizens to become registered voters.
Status: Held in Election Law Committee on 1/9/2008

Washington:  HB 1363
Sponsor: Representative Miloscia
This bill requires state agencies to provide voter registration information and requires state agencies to maintain requirements set forth by the State Board of Elections.
Status: Held in State Government & Tribal Affairs Committee.  
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.