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Early Voters

Voters in fourteen states faced new restrictions, and in several races, disenfranchised voters could have changed the outcome.

Voter ID

Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.

A spinoff of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote aims to have 1 million poll watchers in place by November. 

Watch Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel on The Colbert Report, refudiating the hype surrounding the GOP's midterm sweep.

Tea Party Activists, the state GOP and Americans for Prosperity are mounting a full-scale assault against unsubstantiated 'voter fraud.'

Nadine Padilla organized for Obama in Native American communities. Now she's passing her skills on to others.

The Democrats fail to stop a draconian gun amendment from being attached to an otherwise worthwhile bill backing representation for DC citizens.

It's clear that efforts to protect voters rights are working this time--in Virginia, Florida and Ohio.

Blogs

To address dismal election participation, Bernie Sanders proposes giving citizens time off for Democracy Day.

November 17, 2014

Why a forty-year-old plan for universal same-day registration makes more sense now than when reformers promoted it in the 1970s.

May 16, 2014

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

The government shutdown is all about electoral politics—particularly the gerrymandering of Republican districts and primaries that make compromise impossible.

October 1, 2013

Despite winning a minority of the votes, Republicans control the House of Representatives, through ruthless tactics that mirror strategies from a century ago. 

April 11, 2013

Seventy-five new voting restrictions have been introduced in 30 states in 2013. North Carolina is leading the way.

April 5, 2013

In hearing a challenge to Arizona’s proof of citizenship law for voter registration, the Justices will decide what powers Congress has to protect the right to vote.

March 18, 2013

When it comes to a federal right to vote, things are a little more complicated than I wrote before—but that’s not to say we should be encouraged.

March 1, 2013

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

February 22, 2013

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013