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Litigation We’re Watching

DNC v. Hobbs, No. 18-15845. In February, 9th Circuit allowed Arizona ballot harvesting ban to remain in effect while appealed to the US Supreme Court. This follows a ruling in January finding holding the law violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution.

News from Election and Ethics Agencies

Upcoming April and May special elections in California will be held as all-mail elections pursuant to Governor Newsom’s executive order, with in-person voting opportunities encouraged but subject to the discretion of each county elections official.

New Legislation

AB 2151 – Beginning in 2022, this bill would require a local governmental agency that receives campaign finance disclosure filings in paper format to post copies of the paper filings on its internet website within 72 hours of the filing deadline.