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Man Charged With Hacking FL Gov’s Voting Address

Fort Myers’ CBS News affiliate reports: A 20-year-old Naples man was arrested Tuesday, accused of changing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ address in the voter database. DeSantis alerted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after he went to vote Monday afternoon and was told that an unknown person had altered his primary address. DeSantis said he didn’t authorize the change and contacted …

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VA Voter Registration System Goes Down On Final Day

The Associated Press reports: A severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia’s online voter registration system Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election. The Virginia Department of Elections said in statement on Twitter that a “fiber cut” was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the citizen portal and registrar’s offices. The state also said technicians were …

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Death Of Ginsburg Spurs Surge In Voter Registrations

CNBC reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday helped prompt a surge in voter registration, according to voting groups. Since then, these organizations have seen a wave of engagement that carried through to National Voter Registration Day, which was Tuesday. Just over 62% of those they helped register were female. Those who registered the most through Vote.org were …

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Facebook Reports 2.5 Million Voter Registrations

Axios reports: An estimated 2.5 million+ Americans have registered to vote on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, Facebook announced Monday. More than 733,000 Americans have registered to vote so far via Snapchat. Why it matters: The broad reach of social media platforms makes them uniquely effective at engaging voters — especially younger voters who may not know how to register to …

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Uber To Offer In-App Voter Registration, Ballot Requests

The Hill reports: Eligible voters will be able to register to vote and request mail-in ballots through the Uber app, as well as receive information on and discounted rides to and from polling places, the company announced Tuesday. Uber is partnering with TurboVote to help “riders, eaters, drivers and delivery people” register to vote or request a vote-by-mail ballot through …

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NY Legislature Approves Automatic Voter Registration

Albany’s CBS News affiliate reports: The New York State Legislature passed automatic voter registration, which introduces a streamlined, more accessible voter registration process. New Yorkers would be automatically registered whenever they interact with a “qualified” government agency like the DMV or Department of Health. Having passed the Senate on Wednesday and the Assembly on Thursday, the legislation still must be …

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Trump Admits Easier Voting Would Hurt Republicans

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Monday morning became the latest in a procession of Republicans to say making it easier for more people to vote would hurt his party politically. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Trump referenced proposals from Democrats in the coronavirus stimulus negotiations that would have vastly increased funding for absentee and vote-by-mail options. …

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The Virus Shutdown Is Crippling Voter Registrations

NBC News reports: Presidential elections are typically prime time for bringing new people into the political process, but the coronavirus pandemic is making voter registration more difficult than ever, prompting concerns that many young Americans and other nonvoters might miss their chance to get onto the rolls before November. “This is the moment when we historically see people take action …

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Record 80% Of Eligible Californians Registered To Vote

Courthouse News reports: At a record 20.4 million voters, California officials announced Thursday over 80% of the state’s eligible voters are registered to vote in next month’s Super Tuesday primary – the highest rate for a presidential primary since 1952. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says there are currently over 3 million more registered voters compared to a similar …

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Record 800,000 Registered On Voter Registration Day

TIME Magazine reports: A record number of people registered to vote in the midterm elections on National Voter Registration Day last week, surpassing the previous record set during the 2016 presidential campaign. More than 800,000 people registered to vote this year as part of National Voter Registration Day, which fell on Sept. 25. The corresponding campaign had aimed to register …

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