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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

Senate Intelligence Committee Must Disclose More About Russian Election Attacks

October 4, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Americans deserve to know more about the Russian attack to sway the 2016 presidential race and Congress owes them some answers. Without undermining the investigation or any intelligence assets, Congress needs to share more of its findings with the American people. To date most of what citizens know about the attacks comes from media reports.

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Press Releases

Illinois Becomes 10th State to Enact Automatic Voter Registration

August 29, 2017

Today, Illinois became the tenth state, along with the District of Columbia, to successfully enact automatic voter registration (AVR). Governor Bruce Rauner signed into a law a bill that creates more accessible and secure elections by automatically registering voters unless they opt out of the program.

Domestic Terrorist Attack Must Have Full Attention of DOJ & FBI

August 13, 2017

The Justice Department and FBI must investigate yesterday’s riots in Charlottesville for what they are – an act of domestic terrorism. These agencies must throw their full weight behind their investigations of this act of white supremacists terrorism and not treat it as an isolated incident. If they treat yesterday as an isolated incident, more terrorist acts will surely follow.

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