On June 29, the New Jersey legislature passed AB 4613. It provides that the government will automatically register all adult citizen residents known to exist. It also allows no-excuse early absentee voting, and lets 17-year-olds pre-register. Governor Chris Christie still has not acted on the bill. The rules say he can delay deciding whether to
Governor Jerry Brown Still Hasn’t Acted on Two Interesting Election Law Bills; Must Decide by October 11
California Governor Jerry Brown has until the end of Sunday, October 11, to decide whether to sign or veto two election law bills. So far he hasn’t acted on either one. AB 477 puts the Green Party’s internal rules into the election code. AB 1461 is a major bill that provides all adult citizens known
Gallup, one of the oldest polling companies in the U.S., will not do any polling for presidential primaries this year. And Gallup may not poll for the general election either. See this story.
On October 5, the New Jersey Republican Party filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State, so as to be able to replace one of its nominees for Assembly, 38th district. New Jersey elects all its legislators on November 3, 2015. See this story. The party will choose a replacement for the candidate who dropped
The Maine initiative to use instant runoff voting for federal and state office will be submitted this month. Proponents have collected approximately 75,000 signatures. Assuming they have enough, the measure will appear on the November 2016 ballot. See this story.
NBC Tells its Local Stations to Notify FCC that they Gave Hillary Clinton 3 Minutes of Free Time, on Saturday Night Live
On Saturday, October 3, Saturday Night Live carried a skit in which Hillary Clinton appeared as a bartender named “Val”. She served an actress who was playing Hillary Clinton. The skit lasted for 3 minutes and 12 seconds. Now, NBC has notified its stations who carry Saturday Night Live that they should notify the FCC