The Voting News Weekly: The Voting News Weekly for January 19-25 2015

zambia_260In his State of the Union address, a day after the Martin Luther King Holiday, President Obama encouraged legislation to protect the right to vote. David Cole observed the 5th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC. Officials in Arkansas joined the growing list of election administrators voicing concern over aging voting technology. The Hartford City Council moved to remove the city’s three registrars of voters after a review of the November election. A New Mexico State Senator has suggested using biometric data for voter registration, while the Oregon legislature appears poised to implement a proposal for universal voter registration. The founder of Sweden’s Pirate Party dismissed the notion of internet voting and opposition parties have denounced the results of Zambia’s Presidential election, which saw the ruling party returned to power.