Cut Cable Shuts Down Virginia’s Online Voter Registration

RICHMOND, Va. — An accidentally severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia's online voter registration system for several hours Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election, authorities said. The Virginia Department of Elections ...

New California Law Expands Same-Day Voter Registration

SACRAMENTO — California will allow voters to register on Election Day at all polling places in 2020. California's voter registration period closes 15 days prior to Election Day. The conditional registration period is anytime between 14 days prior to an elec...
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House OKs Elections Overhaul, but Senate Likely to Slam Door

WASHINGTON — Newly empowered House Democrats approved a centerpiece of their agenda Friday, a sweeping plan to reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and strengthen ethics standards. But the leader of Republican-run Senate has pledged ...

Nearly irrelevant California GOP becomes circular firing squad

Once a reliably Republican city, Rancho Cucamonga now leans slightly Democratic, notes CalMatters columnist Dan Walters. It's a sign of the times in California, where over the last decade "Republican voter registration has declined from 34.2 percent of regi...