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Old-fashioned paper ballots are the best guarantee of the democratic process.

From a permanent campaign to a permanent election?

Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Tracy Pierce didn't get to vote. She'd been registered for years but had moved and didn't know that this affected her voting status. She wasn't on any voter list that could be found.

Before most votes were cast in the November 2 presidential election, and before any of them were counted, tens of millions of Americans worried about whether the nation's patchwork of systems for

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Nader backers support Kerry more than Bush, Nation Institute poll shows.

Philosophy student Julian Johannesen and photographer Cosby Lindquist have been encamped in the neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio, for more than a year.

Blogs

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

Democrats and Obama are serious about fixing the broken US election system. Will the GOP join them? 

January 23, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell throws his support behind two GOP-sponsored bills to automatically restore some felons’ rights. 

January 10, 2013

Forty percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot. 

December 19, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time. 

November 14, 2012

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado, on Election Day. 

November 7, 2012

Obama could win the swing state, thanks to the thousands of early voters that withstood long lines, GOP pressure and poor weather to cast their ballot this weekend. 

November 5, 2012

Even the recent series of voting rights victories hasn't dissuaded final GOP attempts to keep people from the polls. 

November 5, 2012