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Africa Update - November 2014

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from Leading the...more

The Inspector of Elections–A Refresher

Of all the items on a company’s annual meeting checklist, the role of the inspector of elections gets perhaps the least attention. Fortunately, this function requires little attention or supervision most of the time....more

2014 Comprehensive Report

Historically, the “Short Session” of the North Carolina General Assembly focuses on state budget corrections and adjustments. Frequently, legislators will also work on additional legislation while they are in Raleigh. This...more

Recapping Minnesota's Primary Election

Minnesota’s Primary Election was held yesterday, Tuesday, August 12. This was the busiest primary election Minnesota has seen in many years as more Republicans chose to buck the party endorsement process and let voters decide...more

Indonesia’s Presidential Elections Dispute and Idul Fitri 2014 – Are You and Your Company Prepared?

On July 9, within just a few hours of the polls closing in the tightly contested presidential election in the world’s third-largest democracy – the Republic of Indonesia – the only two contestants running had claimed victory....more

FEC Approves Bitcoin Political Donations While SEC Issues Investor Alert

On May 8, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) unanimously affirmed in an advisory opinion that political committees (including candidate campaigns and political action committees) could legally accept small bitcoin...more

Weekly Update from the State House - April 17, 2014: While the House was on furlough this week, the Senate focused on discussions...

Details from Each Chamber: - HOUSE ..The House was on furlough this week and will convene at noon on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. - SENATE ..The Senate worked through the uncontested Calendar...more

Last Week at the FEC: Audit Reports, Budgets, and Strategic Planning

Last week the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but released an additional draft Advisory Opinion in AO 2014-01, Solano County Democratic Central Committee, extended its time for consideration of AO 2014-02, Make Your...more

Compliance Corner: Contribution Attribution and Federal Primary Dates for 2014

With 2014 being a federal election year, and primary elections occurring during a span of just six quick months, it is important to keep an eye on the dates of those primaries when making political contributions to avoid a...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends March 3, 2014

Below is a recap of the last two weeks’ election law news and hot topics. The big news, which has been expected for several months now, is that Governor Jerry Brown will seek re-election. California Gov. Jerry Brown...more

Michigan Election Law Amendments Will Require Ballot Language to be Certified Two Weeks Earlier than Previously Required

Recent changes to the Michigan Election Law will require municipalities and school districts to certify ballot language two weeks earlier than previously required. Michigan Public Act 253 of 2013, which amends the...more

(Double) Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends February 17 and 24, 2014

California campaign finance reporting bills on verge of governor’s desk by Merced Sun-Star - February 20 – A campaign finance reform bill has pass the State legislature and is awaiting Governor Brown’s determination. ...more

The Answers Depend on the Questions that are Asked

After each City-wide election, the NYC Campaign Finance Board is required to produce a post-election report to the Mayor and City Council. Today intrepid politicos, reformers and observers braved a blizzard to participate in...more

They’re Ba-ack: NLRB to Re-Propose Election Regulations

As expected, the NLRB has announced that it is again proposing regulations to amend its representation case election procedures. A copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking submitted to the Federal Register for publication...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends February 3, 2014

Voting-rights activists sue Debra Bowen claiming mass exclusions by The Sacramento Bee - February 4 – Voting-rights advocates sued Secretary of State Debra Bowen for voter disenfranchisement on Tuesday, claiming she...more

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 3: Mother Nature and Old Man Winter Disrupt Legislative Schedule

Alabama was taken by storm last week. Among the thousands stranded on highways or the fortunate ones at home or at work were scores of State Legislators who could not get to Montgomery or who could not leave Montgomery. The...more

Best Practices For Compliance With SB 751 - Practical Tips for Publicly Reporting on Legislative Body Actions Taken and Votes or...

California Senate Bill 751, which went into effect January 1, requires the legislative body of a local agency to publicly report any action taken and the vote or abstention on that action of each member present. This new law...more

Weekly Update from the State House - January 24, 2014: The SC Senate and House of Representatives adopted the Conference Committee...

Details from Each Chamber: South Carolina Restructuring Act - The South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives adopted the Conference Committee report for S.22, the South Carolina Restructuring Act. The...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 27, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics: Press Release: Presidential Elector Initiative Enters Circulation by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen - January 22 – A new initiative...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 20, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics. The hot topic this week is a new bill to amend the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in...more

Last Week at the FEC: Deadlock regarding Crossroads GPS’s Major Purpose Inquiry

Last week the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but released opposing statements related to a deadlocked vote on MUR 6396, Crossroads GPS, in December. The Commission also released its factual and legal analysis in...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 13, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics. The hot trend right now, which should continue for the next couple months, is the qualification of state initiatives for circulation. With only 150 days for...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends January 6, 2014

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics to start off the new year! With this being an election year in both the California and Federal legislature, politicians are shaping their policies towards...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends December 30, 2013

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics: Roger Hernandez to seek district elections for California cities by The Sacramento Bee - December 20, 2013 – California Assemblyman Roger...more

Weekly Recap – Election News and Trends December 23, 2013

Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics. The big trends this week are new initiatives that we may see in 2014 and campaign reform as the 2013 tax year comes to an end....more

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