Voting Laws Roundup: February 2022
With the 2022 regular legislative periods starting in all but 15 states as of January 14, state lawmakers are currently considering hundreds of expenditures aimed at voter entry and the electoral course of action.footnote1_jmr7uea1
The attempts to prohibit voting have continued into this 12 months. As of January 14, legislators in at the very least 27 states have introduced, pre-submitted, or carried in excess of 250 bills with restrictive provisions, in contrast to 75 such bills in 24 states on January 14, 2021.footnote2_exyapbi2 These figures contain carryover charges, which are far more prevalent this calendar year (an even-numbered legislative 12 months) than previous (an odd-numbered year). When carryover payments are established aside to emphasis on new legislative activity — the pre-filed and introduced charges — the enhance in restrictive expenditures is even now stark: 96 bills would make it more challenging to vote in 12 states as of January 14, 2022, as opposed to 69 such charges in 23 states, a 39 percent increase.
In keeping with restrictive voting guidelines passed previous yr, condition legislators have resumed the assault with legislation that, if enacted, […]