The newly empowered Democrats are putting together the finishing touches on legislation to fix American elections.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred state lawmakers to broaden voting options in the name of safety.
On Friday the Trump administration agreed not to release population numbers or any citizenship data before President-Elect Joe Biden takes office.
If some lawmakers get their way, Virginia felons rejoining society will no longer have to rely on the benevolence of future governors to be able to vote.
Issues with voting accessibility have persisted for years in Wisconsin, but the pandemic brought them to the forefront.
Senator Scott Newman once again introduced a bill that would require Minnesotans to present photo identification for in-person and absentee voting.
Republicans in key states that voted for President-elect Joe Biden are putting in place tighter voting measures targeting especially absentee ballots.
Voter suppression persists. A key direct mail specialist was able to analyse and reverse a questionable voter roll purge list in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
A recent article by Greg Palast, an investigative journalist, suggests that Democrats also suppress the right of eligible citizens to vote.
Voters are still facing major barriers to voting in several states including in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa and Kentucky.