Dorothy Moon

Dorothy Moon

Rep. Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley, pitches HB 692 on emergency changes to Idaho election laws to the House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Over the opposition of county clerks, election workers, high school students looking ahead to their first chance to vote, and more, the House State Affairs Committee has voted 9-2 along party lines to advance a sweeping 20-page emergency overhaul of Idaho’s voting laws proposed by Rep. Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley. Moon’s bill, HB 692, was just introduced on Monday.

It includes multiple changes from an earlier version she had introduced that also sought to do away with election-day voter registration; Moon said she decided not to include that after learning that would cause the state to be subject to numerous federal requirements under the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. You can read my full story here at (subscription required), or pick up Thursday's edition of the Idaho Press.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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