In mid-January, state lawmakers approved a group of voting reform measures in order to ease access to the ballot box. Among the reforms were: establishing an early voting period, consolidating primary dates, automatically updating voter registrations when people move, and allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote. Activists would also like to see automatic voter registration, restoration of voting rights to felons once they are released from prison and eliminating the state’s extremely early deadline for switching party affiliation to vote in a primary.