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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Kentucky's Secretary of State Is Warring With the State Board of Elections
It all began with an ethics complaint.
For Americans, Partisanship Trumps Values, According to New Research
We get upset when politicians from the other party act in ways that defy our moral values. When someone from our own party does it, we're not always so concerned.
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.
Should We Lower the Voting Age? California and Oregon Are the Latest States to Try.
Bills introduced in California and Oregon are the latest in an ongoing movement to enfranchise more young people.
Republicans in North Carolina Are Accused of Election Fraud—but Not the Kind Voter ID Laws Can Stop
The alleged fraud took place behind the scenes: the work of election officers, not individual voters.
Viewfinder: A Referendum for Peace in the Southern Philippines
Residents flock to a local polling precinct to cast their votes on February 6th, 2019, in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, southern Philippines.
Why People Vote for Expanded Public Transport but Don't Actually Use It
New research in Los Angeles shows that people support expanded transit options based on party affiliation and frustration with congestion—but not to ride it themselves.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's Presidential Election Sparks Celebration and Controversy (in Photos)
If the election results are accurate, this could be the DRC's first democratic transfer of power since the country gained independence from Belgium in 1960.
Viewfinder: Protests Break Out After Elections Are Further Postponed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Supporters of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress party demonstrate outside the party headquarters in Kinshasa on December 20th, 2018, to protest against the postponed elections.
Why Don't We Defend Voting on the Grounds of Free Speech?
The vote is one of the central ways democracies give people a voice in their government.
How the Ballot Initiative Can Transcend Political Polarization
Ballot measures are unique in that there's no clear signal telling voters what party each issue is aligned with.
Viewfinder: Counting Ballots a Week After the Election
Attorneys oversee the ballot process at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Warehouse on November 15th, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Mid-Term Voting Disrupted by Humidity and Wet Weather in New York City Polling Places
The five boroughs saw unusually high precipitation on Tuesday, with nearly 100 percent humidity, as New Yorkers trudged through the rain to cast their ballots.