Lawmakers stymied an attempted revival of legislation that would raise the signature threshold for third-party and independent candidates.
Voter Access articles on Democracy Chronicles
This section of DC focuses on voter access: a vitally important aspect of democracy concerned with ease of voting and the various barriers in the way. Voter ID, Compulsory Voting and Felon Voting are just some of the hot button issues highlighted here. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
Voters With Disabilities Often Overlooked In Voting Battles
A lawsuit has been filed in Chicago alleging that the city’s Board of Elections discriminates against voters with disabilities.
Setbacks Dog Push To Tighten College Campus Voting Laws
Party officials nationwide are increasing voting barriers for young, mostly Democratic voters, following their surging turnout.
How Big Should The House Of Representatives Be?
We all know that democracy is about words and law, oratory and policy. But democracy is also about math. This is one of its most interesting features.
New Mexico Is Making It Easier To Vote
New Mexico’s legislature has restored voting rights to those on probation, improve access for Native voters, and automate registration.
More Black Women Run For Office, But A Ceiling Remains
Significant hurdles await Rep. Barbara Lee as she hits the campaign trial for a senate seat in California, a race expected to be competitive.
A Police Stop Is Enough To Make Someone Less Likely To Vote
New research shows how the communities that are most heavily policed are pushed away from… having a say in changing policy.
A 10-Step Guide To Saving American Democracy
“The Bill of Obligations,” is a lean guide to political mores that avoids the recent pitfalls that have characterized US democracy of recent.
US States See Record Diversity In Government Leadership
When the gavel came down to start this year’s session of the Michigan legislature, it was evident that those in power positions had changed.
NY Can Boost Voter Turnout With This Single Change
Current low voter turnout rates concentrate power in the hands of too few constituents, which results in less accountability.