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Letters & Testimony

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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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.'


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

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Press Releases

Common Cause Files Brief in Challenge to Outrageous Partisan Political Gerrymander of Pennsylvania Congressional Districts

January 5, 2018

Today, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in support of a challenge to the state’s extreme partisan political gerrymander. Despite a roughly equal split in votes between the parties in each election since the 2011 redistricting, Republicans have consistently won 13 of the state’s 18 congressional seats. If successful, the case could result in the Court ordering the redrawing of the districts before the 2018 election.

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Research & Reports

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