There have long been numerous restrictions on voting rights in several deep-red and polarized states that increase the cost of voting.
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.
Americans with disabilities say state efforts to tighten voting laws are making it harder for eligible voters like them to cast their ballots.
A user-friendly website featuring accessible voting options in every state has been released by the Center for Civic Design.
Every citizen has the right to vote and language should not be a barrier. A new guide tells you about your right to ask for help.
There are tested solutions to improve the voting system and allow millions more people to cast ballots, including those who can’t read.
Indiana has been a purple state dominated and oppressed by Republicans who stack every deck in their own favor, all three branches.
The DOJ has filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona seeking to stop a law that requires citizenship proof to vote in federal elections.
Arizona’s statute requiring proof of citizenship to cast a vote in a presidential election is being challenged in court by Biden’s administration.
State-level institutions offer democratic opportunity than federal ones. They readily give majorities a chance to rule on equal terms.
Universal voting would be the surest way to protect against voter suppression and the active disenfranchisement of a large share of our citizens.