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Oregon Considers Vote-By-Mail Bill State Would Be First To Hold Elections By Mail If Governor Approves Proposal

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is studying the historic vote-by-mail bill. Photo by Associated Press

Low-Income Votes Down In Last Election

Voting by low-income Americans was down sharply in the November elections that swept Republicans into control of Congress. Turnout was up for people making $50,000 or more. Overall turnout was …

County Sued Over Voting

A mother and son known for filing multiple lawsuits are suing Bingham County for not allowing them to vote in the precinct of their choice in last November’s election. Bethea …

‘Motor Voter’ Law Boosts Registrations

Nearly 2 million Americans have registered to vote since the “motor voter” law, easing registration, took effect almost five months ago, Attorney General Janet Reno said Friday. “The law promised …

Home Is Where The Vote Is

Cookies and ballots Marylee Schaffner, center, and Melody Wight. along with 2-year-old Samantha Wight, are ready to greet voters at the Wight residence Tuesday. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review

Appeals Court Blocks ‘Motor Voter’ Law

A federal appeals court has put a hold on enforcement of the national “motor voter” registration law, staying a judge’s order that Illinois must comply. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court …

Wilson’s Challenge To ‘Motor Voter’ Rejected

A federal judge Thursday rejected Gov. Pete Wilson’s challenge of the new “motor voter” law, which lets people register to vote when they apply for drivers’ licenses or welfare. The …

On The Record

They said it “Ladies and gentlemen, the emperor has no clothes.” - Rep. Mark Stubbs, R-Twin Falls, on Gov. Phil Batt’s tax plan. “I wouldn’t go so far as to …

Suits Prepared To Force States To Implement Motor Voter Law Reno Plans To Enforce Law Easing Voter Registration

Attorney General Janet Reno. File/Associated Press