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EAC Commissioners Divided on Authority Over Proof of Citizenship Documents (DC)
Thursday, June 01, 2017
- Brennan Center for Justice
EAC Commissioners Divided on Authority Over Proof of Citizenship Documents
Officials on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission announced in a federal court filing today that they’re split along partisan lines over whether the panel’s executive director acted within his authority last year when he allowed three states to include documentary proof of citizenship requirements on federal voter registration forms. The disagreement means that the September 2016 injunction against the burdensome registration requirements stills stands.