Voting laws at issue as states decide scores of ballot items


              FILE - Backers of a proposed initiative that would require individuals to secure permits to buy firearms and ban large-capacity magazines deliver the signatures of thousands of voters on July 8, 2022, to state election offices in Salem, Ore. Voters in several states are deciding measures that could affect the way they cast ballots in future elections. While some measures would expand access to voting, proposals elsewhere would impose new identification requirements to cast ballots or raise the threshold to pass citizen initiatives.(AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
            
              FILE - A voter checks in at Suffield Middle School on primary election day, Aug. 9, 2022, in Suffield, Conn. Voters in several states are deciding measures that could affect the way they cast ballots in future elections. While some measures would expand access to voting, proposals elsewhere would impose new identification requirements to cast ballots or raise the threshold to pass citizen initiatives. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
            
              FILE - Boxes of signatures are displayed after a new conference hosted by Citizens for Voter ID at the Nebraska Capitol building on July 7, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. Voters in several states are deciding measures that could affect the way they cast ballots in future elections. While some measures would expand access to voting, proposals elsewhere would impose new identification requirements to cast ballots or raise the threshold to pass citizen initiatives. (Noah Riffe/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)