Topic: Voters Rights
As Governor Rosselló Resigns, Questions About Puerto Rico Voting and Representation Resurface
After being controlled by the federal government for over a century, could Puerto Rico be on a path to statehood?
National Election Advising Agency Officials Used Funds for Unnecessary Travel
The Election Assistance Commission's executive director allowed two of the four commissioners to work outside the Washington, D.C., area and agreed to pick up the costs of their travel to and from the office.
Non-Citizens Used to Vote Regularly in America. Should More Elections Be Open to Them Today?
The Constitution doesn't bar non-citizens from voting, but when San Francisco opened up school elections to all residents, a conservative firestorm followed.
Can Trump Use an Executive Order to Add the Citizenship Question to the Census?
The Supreme Court rejected the reasoning behind the administration's proposed addition of the question, so the president would need to provide a new rationale.
How Technology Is Changing the Way We Perceive Democracy
New innovations are forcing citizens to revisit some foundational questions of governance about who should be shaping the future of the country.
Is Florida's Measure Restricting the Voting Rights of Ex-Felons Legal?
Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a measure making the restoration of voting rights for people convicted of felonies contingent on having paid off all criminal debt.
Florida's Governor Limits the Voting Rights of Former Felons
The legislation, which disproportionately affects black voters, will prevent hundreds of thousands of citizens from voting.
Strict Voter ID Laws Threaten the Franchise of Trans Americans
After North Carolina passed strict voter ID laws, trans activists in the state successfully advocated to reduce the DMV requirements for changing gender on an ID.
Why the Government Needs to Improve Its Messaging Around Election Security
The breach of two Florida election systems during the 2016 elections are a lesson in how not to handle election interference by foreign governments.
In New York City, Advocates Raise Concerns About Racial Bias in Early Voting Plan
The concerns were echoed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose office offered $75 million to help pay for 100 more early voting sites.
After Election Fraud in North Carolina, Can We Trust Vote-by-Mail Ballots?
As more states expand absentee voting, elections boards must balance voter accessibility and ballot security.
What's the Future of Voting Rights for Former Felons in Florida?
In November, voters passed an amendment restoring the right to vote for those convicted of a felony, but new legislation could diminish its potential impact.
The 2020 Democratic Candidates Are Split on Letting Incarcerated People Vote
Bernie Sanders supports expanding the U.S franchise to people in prison. Pete Buttigieg does not. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are unsure.
Many Blue States Have Poor Voter Rights Records Too
States in the Deep South limit access to the polls. So does New York.
Why Kentucky's Secretary of State Is Warring With the State Board of Elections
It all began with an ethics complaint.
How to Circumvent the Electoral College and Enact a Popular Vote
Fourteen states have signed a law pledging their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner, regardless of whether that candidate wins the state.
Viewfinder: Comoros Police Quell Protests Over the Presidential Election
Comoros Gendarmerie officers disperse opposition supporters in the city of Moroni on March 25th, 2019.
Could Washington State Be a Model for Native Voting Rights Reform?
Bills securing native voting rights are destined to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate, but might find success at the state level.
The Democrats' Voting Rights Bill Could End Partisan Gerrymandering. Republicans Won't Let That Happen.
H.R. 1 would transfer the power to draw congressional districts from state legislatures to independent, non-partisan commissions.