NIST, the Center for Civic Design, Verified Voting Foundation and experts in security, accessibility, usability, and election administration have released a report detailing general principles and guidelines that can inform the design, development, deployment or selection of remote ballot marking systems. In the Washington Post, David Cole surveyed state legislation aimed at limiting voting rights that has been passed since 2008. Voting rights advocates said Monday they have sent a pre-litigation notice letter to Nevada officials, warning that the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is failing to meet its federally mandated voter registration obligations. The New York Times examined how pending lawsuits challenging redistricting maps in North Carolina reflect nationwide battles over voting rights. An Ohio judge has granted teenagers who will turn 18 before Election Day the right to vote in the state’s presidential primary elections next week. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear a case on Texas’s voter-ID law with its full complement of judges, setting up a major voting-rights battle ahead of the 2016 elections. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policies will be challenged by the right wing Alternative for Germany party in three state elections today and Uganda’s Supreme court rejected a request for a presidential vote recount by lawyers representing Amama Mbabazi in the petition challenging the results of the February 18 election.