Roadmap to Reform
Voter Intimidation and Discrimination

California: SB 653
Sponsor: Senator Calderon
This bill makes it a felony for any person who distributes, produces, sponsors, or finances any false or misleading information about a candidate or time and place of an election.
Status: Held in Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendment Committee.
Indiana: SB 0358
Sponsor: Senator Breaux
This bill makes it a class D felony for knowingly or intentionally deceiving another person regarding the date, time, place of an election or the qualifications for a voter's eligibility.
Status: Held in Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters, January 2008

Maryland: HB 565
Sponsor: Delegate Rosenberg
This bill prevents media sources, including the Internet, television, and radio from intimidating and blocking information from citizens relating to election information and news.
Status: Held in House Ways and Means 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 driver�s 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

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