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League of Women Voters

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.
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Arizona must upgrade its systems this month because it had not been in compliance with federal law that requires states update voter registration information when a person changes their address on a driver's license or state-issued ID card.

Arizona will upgrade voter registration services to settle a lawsuit

Arizona has agreed to improve its voter registration services as part of a lawsuit settlement reached with voting rights groups.

The arrangement, announced Monday, could boost turnout in one of the nation's fastest growing and politically competitive states, where this fall both parties will be hotly contesting not only nine electoral votes in the presidential race but also a Senate seat and at least three House races.

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Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty

"Court orders are not suggestions and they're not rendered inoperative by the fact that you've filed an appeal," said Rick Esenberg of the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

Conservatives want Wisconsin punished for resisting voter purge

The pitched battle over the voter list in one of the nation's most important 2020 battlegrounds is only growing more intense.

A group of conservative voters on Thursday asked a judge to hold the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt of court and fine the panel $12,000 every day until it removes 209,000 names from registration rosters. Democrats are fighting to keep those people on the rolls.

The fight is particularly important for two reasons. The size of the potential purge is nine times bigger than Donald Trump's margin of victory in the state (23,000 votes) four years ago. And the effort to cull the lists represents one of the right's most aggressive legal challenges to voting rights ahead of this year's presidential election.

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LWV at the Statehouse

Organizer: League of Women Voters Indiana

We've set up this special day for you to make appointments with your state of Indiana senators and representatives. It's a great opportunity to talk to them about the issues most important to you in the upcoming legislative session. Even if you can't set up an appointment, come and network with other Leaguers and State League Advocates. Pick up talking points and other available literature and see how you can most effectively promote the League's positions as well as your local issues at 10:30 AM, State Library. As you well know, redistricting reform is our top priority and we will do everything we can to make that happen. But it's by no means our only concern. There's also a lot of work that needs to be done on other issues which include voting rights, gun safety, women's health, the natural resources and education.

Begin to contact your legislators anytime now to arrange your visit. You'll want to consider dressing professionally and wearing white, if possible to identify yourself as a Leaguer. We will have supplies for making your own Votes for Women sash at the State Library. Stop by to make one for yourself when you have a chance. We want to make the League's presence an indication of our dedication and power.

Location: Indiana State Capitol, 200 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN

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A pair of New Hampshire laws are being contested in separate court cases over claims they suppress people's ability to vote.

Would-be N.H. primary voters argue laws are stacked against them

Less than 10 weeks from the opening Democratic presidential primary, would-be voters in New Hampshire are fighting two separate battles in federal court alleging their franchise is being suppressed by new state laws.

This week, a lawsuit brought by the state Democratic Party and the League of Women Voters went to trial. The groups allege that a 2017 law creates an unconstitutional burden on people who want to register less than a month before an election.

Last week, a federal judge declined to stop — at least in time for the Feb. 11 primary — a law requiring college students and others to establish full-fledged residency in order to register.

Both the two-tier system with added paperwork for late-in-the-campaign registrations and the added residency requirements for voters were created when the Legislature was in Republican hands. The GOP lawmakers acted after President Trump alleged without evidence that there had been widespread voter fraud in the state, which Hillary Clinton carried by less than 3,000 votes in 2016.

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