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State of Elections · 10h ago

The Continuing Implications of Virginia’s Off-Year Elections

By: Jacob Dievendorf As readers of this blog will well know, each state has its own particular electoral quirks. One of Virginia’s best known quirks is its off-year election of a governor. A...
State of Elections · 10h ago

Texas Takes Steps to End Mail-In Voter Fraud

Amid the passage of controversial voter ID laws, this session Texas lawmakers also tackled a different form of voter fraud in a significantly less controversial manner. The Texas Legislature...
State of Elections · 4d ago

Escaping the Miry Red Clay

By: Dorronda Bordley On March 27, 2015, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Delaware sued the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Chancery Court. The ACLU asserted that Red Cla...
State of Elections · 1w ago

Keeping Things Straight: Michigan’s Fight Over Straight-Ticket Voting

By: Simon Zagata For over 125 years, Michigan residents had the option of killing many birds with one stone, at least at the ballot box. This option is called straight-ticket voting, and it ...
State of Elections · 1w ago

A New Efficiency in Maryland: Gill v. Whitford’s Impact on Maryland

By: Zach Allentuck The recent oral arguments for Gill v. Whitford left court–watchers unsure if the Supreme Court would strike down excessive partisan gerrymandering. Gill v. Whitford’s impa...
State of Elections · 1W ago

PA Voter ID Bill Dies In Body, if Not in Spirit

By: Scott McMurtry After taking unified control of the state government in the 2010 election, Pennsylvania Republicans set out to change the state election laws in two fundamental ways: a re...
State of Elections · 1W ago

Territorial Voting Rights: 7th Circuit Asked to Rule on Absentee Voting by U.S. Territory Residents

By: Stephen Fellows In September 2017 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments for Segovia v. United States.   The Plaintiffs, a group of Illinois citizens resi...
State of Elections · 1W ago

How Puerto Rico’s Electoral System Sustains Its Multiple Parties

By: Aaron Barden Before this blog post begins, I would feel remiss and disingenuous if I did not remind the reader of the humanitarian crisis currently happening on the island of Puerto Rico...
State of Elections · 2W ago

Back to School: Noncitizen Parents in San Francisco Able to Vote in School Board Elections

By: Joseph Montgomery One year ago, San Francisco voters approved a ballot measure that allows noncitizen parents of K-12 schoolchildren to vote in local school board elections.  This measur...
State of Elections · 2W ago

Abortion and the Constitution – Voter Rights in Tennessee

By: Caroline Drinnon In November 2014, Tennesseans voted, through a referendum, on a proposed Constitutional amendment known as Amendment 1. The campaign was one of the most publicized and m...