By Maggie Mullen

Lawmakers punt on crossover-ban fix

Amid concerns that a new law inadvertently disenfranchises some voters, a legislative panel delayed a decision to an October meeting.


August 31, 2023

Gov. Mark Gordon let a crossover-voting ban go into effect without his signature earlier this year because he was worried the bill’s ambiguity could deny participation to eligible voters. An agreement to work on clarifying the bill before the 2024 election dissuaded Gordon from a veto, but lawmakers have yet to settle on a solution.

Instead, they opted Thursday to delay a decision after the secretary of state questioned whether a legislative fix was necessary..

The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee met in Douglas to consider several election-related measu...

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