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Young people are registering in record numbers. Can they make it to the polls? Plus, Robert Fisk on Obama and Israel

The Simpsons character encounters a corrupted electronic voting machine: 'This doesn't happen in America! Maybe in Ohio, but not in America!'

Young voters could be the key to victory for Obama and Democratic Congressional candidates. Here's how they're changing the electoral map.

No matter who wins in November, demographic trends indicate that the era of backlash politics is over.

The process of picking a Vice President needn't be the craven political exercise it is today. Do we even need one?

An online guide to organizations working to build a more perfect union.

Progressives need to drive a bold new agenda to invigorate democracy and capture greater power for the people

Electoral reform in the United States will require federal intervention to empower voters and overcome the challenges posed by state and local autonomy.

By equating money with free speech, is the Supreme Court defending the right of the rich to steal elections?

The depth and substance of Obama's youth phenomenon has yet to be tested.

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Elections administrators gathered for a hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.

December 20, 2012

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

Why does the Electoral College have the final say? It’s time to put voters in charge of choosing our president. 

December 17, 2012

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

December 14, 2012

Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

December 13, 2012

The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.

December 10, 2012

Guyot's memorials prompted a Wall Street Journal op-ed writer to insist that the civil rights past is irrelevant to the Voting Rights Act’s future.

December 6, 2012

Nevada's Secretary of State wants to implement a costly voter ID registration system to combat nonexistent voter fraud.

December 3, 2012

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

November 27, 2012

Here are ten lessons from an election season in which voting itself was hotly debated.

November 16, 2012