ELECT Blog (Election Law Essays on Current Topics): Stay up-to-date with summaries of recent election law related decisions from courts across the country.
Decisions and updates to be discussed include voter ID laws, redistricting changes, Voting Rights Act challenges, individual voting behavior, and other election administration issues.
The goal is for the reader to enjoy the blog, but also to leave better informed. See you there!
As the United States approaches the next decennial census, a legal firestorm has been ignited due to the Trump Administration’s desire to include a question on citizenship. In mid-January, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled the citizenship question could not be placed on the survey. See New York v. […]
The United States Supreme Court held Minnesota’s prohibition of individuals wearing “political badge, political button, or other political insignia” at the polls violated the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment
The answer is yes, absolutely! However, employers do not have to give staff time off to vote in South Carolina. There is no federal law requiring employers to allow their workers time to vote, but 30 states have chosen to grant protection to employees who want to vote during work hours. For example, in Georgia, […]
By statute, the South Carolina legislature allows for and requires the option for straight-ticket voting. South Carolina Code §7-13-330 provides the instructions for ballot forms, and South Carolina Code §7-13-1340 (b) requires that voting devices “permit each elector … to vote a straight party or body ticket, in one operation[.]” South Carolina is one of […]
This is a topic that is very familiar to me—I just did it last week when I moved. It is extremely easy to change your voter registration in South Carolina and there are several ways to do so. First—and what I wish I had known—you can simply change your address with the South Carolina Department […]
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