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Testimony From Common Cause Maryland Concerning HB17 Elective Franchise Registration and Voting at Polling Places

February 21, 2013

This Common Cause Maryland testimony which begins, 'Common Cause Maryland supports HB 17, which would allow a qualified voter to both register and vote either during early voting or also on Election Day itself. A_ No eligible voter should be prevented from voting because of his or her name falling off the voter rolls, complex registration rules, or the inability to register to vote on Election Day.' _

Common Cause Maryland Testimony on SB 279 Election Law - Improving Access to Voting

February 21, 2013

This Common Cause Maryland testimony begins, 'Common Cause Maryland supports SB 279, which would expand early voting and allow citizens to register to vote at polling centers. Taken together, these two elements are a critical combination for increasing voter participation in elections. Early voting is proven and popular ? but that measure alone does not guarantee new voters in the process. States that combine same day registration with early voting lead the nation in voter turnout. It is a critical combination.'

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Litigation

CO_012113_Gessler_Order_DebraJohnson.pdf

January 21, 2013

Court document which reads, in part, 'Plaintiff, Scott Gessler, the Secretary of State of Colorado (Secretary), filed this action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against Debra Johnson, the Clerk and Recorder for the City and County of Denver (Denver Clerk), relating to mailing election ballots to a particular class of electors in the November 1, 2011 statewide election.'

CO_101311_Gessler_answer_brief.pdf

October 13, 2011

This court document is a brief from Defendent Scott Gessler (Attorney General of Colorado at the time)�in a case regarding�of lobbying ethics.

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Democracy Wire

A Good Day for Pennsylvania

February 5, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post

Justice Samuel Alito has declined to stay a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order requiring the state to end gerrymandering of congressional districts

Legislative Update!

January 30, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update

Common Cause New Mexico continues to advance good-government legislation in the 2018 session.

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Press Releases

Potential Nominee Thomas Brunell Would Politicize 2020 Census

November 21, 2017

Politics have no business in the Census but the Trump Administration’s leading candidate for the deputy director slot at the Census Bureau, Thomas Brunell, would introduce blatant partisan politics into the national headcount. Discontent from Capitol Hill over Brunell’s political partisanship may have scuttled his candidacy for the top slot at the bureau but as deputy director he skirts the confirmation process.

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