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on Feb 22, 2013 - 13:34 PM ET

Earlier this week, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a photo voter ID law that narrows the list of identification voters are required to show on Election Day to vote. The bill, which now sits before Gov. Bob McDonnell to sign or veto, would allow only a driver’s license or US passport to vote. Without either of those, a voter would have to file a provisional ballot,...

on Feb 6, 2013 - 15:41 PM ET


People wait in line on the fourth day of early voting in North Miami in 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz.)

Yesterday, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner released his long-awaited report on how the state’s elections system can be improved. He spent a month on a fact-finding mission, talking with county elections supervisors and other...

on Feb 4, 2013 - 11:36 AM ET


Voters stand in line in California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes.)

Despite the clear fail of voter suppression efforts and the strong resolve of voters last year, right-wing forces are still...

on Jan 28, 2013 - 11:32 AM ET


The Navajo Election Administration in the Chinle Agency. (Aura Bogado)

Leonard Gorman is a man of maps. He heads the Navajo Nation’s Human Rights Commission, which among other responsibilities, is charged with protecting and promoting Navajo voters’ rights to choose candidates who will reasonably represent their interests....

on Jan 10, 2013 - 14:17 PM ET

AP Photo/Matt Rourke.)

Yesterday, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced in his 2013 State of the Commonwealth speech that he supports Republican-sponsored bills to automatically restore civil rights—including voting rights—for nonviolent felony offenders. Virginia is one of four states that permanently bar felony offenders from...

on Dec 20, 2012 - 12:02 PM ET

Yesterday was a day of reckoning, or the start of a reckoning in the US Senate for the many election season mishaps of 2012. Elections administrators gathered for a hearing on “The State of the Right to Vote After the 2012 Election” before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month. Testimony was divided along partisan lines, with Republicans defending “election integrity” measures such as photo voter ID...