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2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News

Bills in Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and Virginia would give local governments the option of using ranked choice voting, similar to the bill that was passed in Utah last year, which has led to 6 cities showing interest in adopting RCV for their

The 7 Most Difficult States to Cast a Ballot before Election Day | Independent Voter NewsThe 7 Most Difficult States to Cast a Ballot before Election Day | Independent Voter News

These states are Alabama, Connecticut, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Number of States that Require Non-COVID Reasons to Vote by Mail Drops to 5 | Independent Voter NewsNumber of States that Require Non-COVID Reasons to Vote by Mail Drops to 5 | Independent Voter News

That leaves just five states still demanding a reason beyond fear of Covid-19 exposure for voting away from a polling place this fall: Texas, which has developed into the biggest presidential battleground, along with reliably Republican Indiana, Louisiana,

10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News

Indiana (90 percent). Also unsurprisingly, only two of the 10 states least representative of the entire United States (New Hampshire and Maine) are at all competitive in the general election.

Want to Vote By Mail? Anti-Corruption Group Launches Resource to Counter Disinformation and Confusion | Independent Voter NewsWant to Vote By Mail? Anti-Corruption Group Launches Resource to Counter Disinformation and Confusion | Independent Voter News

Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas require voters to give an excuse to request an absentee ballot - the requirement for which varies from state-to-state.

Straight-Ticket Voting Won't Return to Texas in 2020 | Independent Voter NewsStraight-Ticket Voting Won't Return to Texas in 2020 | Independent Voter News

That leaves Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Oklahoma and South Carolina as the only places that will permit one-and-done balloting this fall.

Report: Surge In Mail-In Voting In 2020 Didn't Lead to Increase in Ballot Rejections | Independent Voter NewsReport: Surge In Mail-In Voting In 2020 Didn't Lead to Increase in Ballot Rejections | Independent Voter News

And last year, only 32 jurisdictions (in Indiana, Tennessee and Texas) relied solely on voting machines with no paper backup. Having a paper record of the votes cast bolsters security and makes post-election audits easier to conduct.

Texas Dems Block Voting Restrictions, But Amplify Dysfunction | Independent Voter NewsTexas Dems Block Voting Restrictions, But Amplify Dysfunction | Independent Voter News

A decade ago, Indiana and Wisconsin also saw walkouts from Democratic lawmakers. What is this story missing? Let us know. >>. Stay Informed. Get our exclusive. Nonpartisan Reform Report. delivered to your inbox twice a month. Comments. Auto Pager Link

Another coronavirus victim: public access to government | Independent Voter NewsAnother coronavirus victim: public access to government | Independent Voter News

Eric Holcomb of Indiana was a little more aggressive in his executive order last week, suspending the requirement allowing for public participation in meetings.

Admit It, Dems: You Don't Want to Win in 2020 | Independent Voter NewsAdmit It, Dems: You Don't Want to Win in 2020 | Independent Voter News

He won Indiana in 2008. What did personal performance and optimistic vision allow both Reagan and Obama to achieve? They built coalitions of voters who otherwise had little in common, racially, demographically or geographically.