Voting machine manufacturers are increasing their Capitol Hill presence as lawmakers demand they do more to protect U.S. elections against foreign hackers.
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Partisan Clash Over Florida Felon Voter ‘Poll Tax’ Starts In Senate
Democrats and activists says fines paid by ex-felons asked by Rep. before getting their right to vote back is a “poll tax” reminiscent of Jim Crow laws.
How American Women Challenged The Status Quo And Won the Vote
2020 will mark the centennial anniversary of women achieving the right to vote. What can we learn from the suffrage movement?
A Look at the New Denver Blockchain Voting Plan
The city of Denver will allow thousands of voters to cast their ballots with a smartphone application this year using a blockchain-based app called Voatz.
Some Noncitizens Wind Up Registered To Vote, But Not On Purpose
Some non citizens do wind up registered to vote but usually not on purpose an issue which remains a challenge for states, especially as President Trump.
Republicans and ACLU Join Forces To Enfranchise Tennessee Felons
Two Republican lawmakers, with the backing of the ACLU, are setting out to make it simpler for people with felony convictions to regain their right to vote.
Rights Groups Respond to Supreme Court Decision to Hear Census Case
Lawsuit is seeking to reverse the administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the census questionnaire for the first time in history.
VIDEO: Expert Offers Guidance for Risk-Limiting Election Audits
As election officials across the country continue to look for opportunities to make their systems and procedures more secure before the 2020 election.
How Blockchain is Used Today in US State and Local Governments
Experiment by experiment there have been attempts at testing how blockchain’s unique characteristics can be taken advantage of for the people’s benefit.
Maine Bill Proposes Demoting Ranked Voting for a Top-Two System
Ranked choice voting would still be used in the primary, but not in the general election. Write-in space would be eliminated in the general election.