Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law.
– A number of states are passing new legislation in an attempt to curb the influence of special interests on judicial elections.
– Wisconsin state Representative Jeff Stone is pushing for voter ID legislation in that state. The legislature had previously approved a bill that required photo ID at the polls, but the bill was vetoed by the Governor.
– The Maryland legislature is currently debating a bill that would allow 16 year olds to register to vote.
– In California, two candidates for state attorney general are preparing for a court battle over what titles they can attach to their names on the ballot. Titles and nicknames seem to be a particularly contentious issue lately. Check out this article from last week about Conrad “Colonel” Reynolds and “Porky” Kimbrell, and their efforts to put their nicknames on the ballot. Spoiler alert: Colonel = flagrant violation of election law, Porky = perfectly legal.