A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced legislation that would restore some of the enforcement provisions removed from the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court in 2013. In a Slate column, Alec McGillis commented on this week’s Federal Election Commission hearing. New research by the California Journal of Politics & Policy, found no evidence that the state’s “top two” primary has resulted in any change in voter behavior. The District of Columbia Council is considering a bill that would allow legal immigrants to vote in local elections. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom has questioned Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s claims of voter fraud in the State. Staff of both the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee recommend dropping Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s plans for funding the replacement of direct recording electronic voting machines. Nigeria’s electoral commission delayed this week’s Presidential election in order for the military to launch an operation to secure the northeast from Boko Haram and guarantee the safety of voters in the region and for the fourth time the European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the UK’s blanket ban on giving convicted prisoners the vote.