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A Mary Burke supporter holds a sign promising to vote during a September, 2014 rally (Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association/Flickr)

Wisconsin Voter-ID Law Stands As U.S. High Court Rejects Appeal

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for one of the most restrictive voter suppression laws in the nation.

March 23, 2015

Oregon Enacts The Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration

Oregon’s new governor just took a huge step forward for voting rights.

March 17, 2015

After Selma — Again

Why Congress must honor Selma’s legacy and restore the Voting Rights Act.

March 9, 2015

There’s Got To Be A Better Way To Run Elections

Is it time for Americans to rethink the way we hold elections?

November 12, 2014

Voting Rights For Felons On The Table In Kentucky, Other States

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org Kentucky could be heading for a historic change this year as it moves closer to abolishing its law banning felons from voting, thanks to a bipartisan effort in the state Capitol and a big assist from Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul. The state has long had among the most restrictive felon […]

February 25, 2014

U.S. Attorney General: Let Ex-Convicts Vote

Washington (AFP) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday argued convicts who have served their jail terms should have their civic rights re-instated, so they can vote and fully re-insert themselves in society. “Across this country today, an estimated 5.8 million Americans -– 5.8 million of our fellow citizens –- are prohibited from voting because […]

February 11, 2014

An Election Report That’s Actually Useful?

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) — In “stuff that matters” news, the Bauer-Ginsberg Commission on election administration issued its report today. Well, it’s not clear that the commission is actually important, but the topic certainly is. U.S. elections are poorly run, and getting worse. Election law expert Rick Hasen discusses the report here. The good news? The […]

January 22, 2014

Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down State’s Voter ID Law

by Karen Langley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HARRISBURG, Pa. _ A Pennsylvania judge has found the state’s voter ID law unconstitutional. According to the ruling from Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley, the requirement to present an acceptable form of identification when voting in person “unreasonably burdens the right to vote.” The requirement was challenged in court after Republican […]

January 17, 2014