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Third Annual Convention - LWV-Hawaii
Proposed State Budget
Legislative Newsletter
Proposed Slate of State Officers - 1967-1969
By-Laws Revision
Recommendations for State Program
Election Laws at the Legislature
Stop Presses! New Consensus!

Election Laws at the Legislature

The Election Law Committee has focused much attention on the Legislature lately, trying to get the League's message to the various legislators. As usual it is fun to watch and see what these men (and women) are interested in. The next few days should let us see what bills are going to move and which ones will die.

The League has testified at public hearings on behalf of measures which would lower the voting age from 20 to 18 years; lower the residency requirement from 1 year to 6 months in the state, and from 3 months to 30 days in the precinct; provide for some form of identification at the polling place; help county clerks keep registers current. The committee needs your helping hand. Soon these bills will reach the floor of the House and the Senate for final vote. Then your word to your legislators will help our cause.

Legislation has been introduced in several areas of election law which the League has not studied, or on which we do not have consensus. Voting machines, recount, paying registrars, new residents being allowed to vote for president, changes in absentee voting rules, the literacy qualification in our law - all are now under scrutiny. Right now there is much discussion on the Primary law. As you follow legislative news in the press, on radio, and on your TV, you might be thinking whether these or other areas of Election Laws should be part of a League study for the next two years.

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