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State of Elections · 1d ago

Examining the Issue of Felon Voting in Minnesota

By Kristi Breyfogle Minnesota Voter Alliance (MVA) filed suit in court alleging that the Minnesota Secretary of State was illegally allowing convicted felons and other ineligible voters to v...
State of Elections · 5d ago

Nine Districts: How Richmond came to possess one of America’s strangest rules for electing a Mayor

  By: Venugopal Katta On November 8th, 2016, voters in Richmond, Virginia – like hundreds of millions of Americans – headed to the polls. In addition to deciding between Presidential and Con...
State of Elections · 5d ago

Breaking Down the Barriers to Automatic Voter Registration in Washington D.C.

  By: Mary Boothe In May 2015, The Automatic Voter Registration Amendment Act was introduced to the D.C. Council by council members Charles Allen, Brianne Nadeau, Jack Evans, Mary Cheh, Elis...
State of Elections · 1W ago

North Carolina’s Battle for Voter Identification

By: Collin Crookenden With the recent invalidation of the coverage formula set forth in Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, several previously covered districts implemented stricter voting r...
State of Elections · 1W ago

About 1,650 Ballots Handled Improperly in Baltimore Election

  By: Mengxin Cui Baltimore has a long history of election administration problems. According to media reports, election workers often lack knowledge of procedure, polling places sometimes f...
State of Elections · 2W ago

Virginia’s “Right-to-Work” Amendment: Nothing Has Changed

By: Kelsey Dolin On November 8th, 2016, Virginians not only cast their ballots for the next president and other elected officials, but also lent their voices to two proposed amendments to th...
State of Elections · 2W ago

Why Michigan should remove restrictions on who may cast an absentee ballot

By: Sara Krauss Michigan Absentee Voting On the Rise Michigan voters are voting via absentee ballot in increasingly high numbers. In the November 2016 election, approximately one-fourth of M...
State of Elections · 2W ago

Pennsylvania is leading the charge to reenact Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act

By: Ebony Thomas From slavery to Jim Crow, America has a long, dark history in the treatment of its African American citizenry.  Although Congress ratified changes to the United States Const...
State of Elections · 3W ago

Wis-communication: Trouble in the Badger State

Despite a July 2016 ruling from a federal District Court invalidating many provisions of Wisconsin’s controversial package of voter ID laws, problems persist for many voters seeking to regis...
State of Elections · 3W ago

Kansas 0-3 in Voter ID Lawsuits

By: Norma Volkmer Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, narrowly avoided contempt charges in September 2016 which would have been the cherry on top for those in opposition to Kansas’s proo...