The benefits of mail voting are numerous, the drawbacks are mostly imaginary. Mail voting must become a national priority.
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.
Voting decides who makes decisions in the country, it decides where the $6.27 trillion budget gets spent, and it decides when we go to war.
Lawmakers stymied an attempted revival of legislation that would raise the signature threshold for third-party and independent candidates.
A lawsuit has been filed in Chicago alleging that the city’s Board of Elections discriminates against voters with disabilities.
Party officials nationwide are increasing voting barriers for young, mostly Democratic voters, following their surging turnout.
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’s legislature has restored voting rights to those on probation, improve access for Native voters, and automate registration.
Significant hurdles await Rep. Barbara Lee as she hits the campaign trial for a senate seat in California, a race expected to be competitive.
New research shows how the communities that are most heavily policed are pushed away from… having a say in changing policy.
“The Bill of Obligations,” is a lean guide to political mores that avoids the recent pitfalls that have characterized US democracy of recent.