Voting rights have hit several milestones since America’s founding days when it was limited to white male property owners.
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.
Faith leaders in Georgia, Arizona, and Texas are urging civic and business leaders to oppose voting-rights laws imposing voting restrictions.
Republicans are being chastised for calling for restrictive voting rules. However, states like Biden’s Delaware are also making voting difficult.
Texas Republicans are introducing a two-tiered voter registration scheme to evade prospective federal voting rights protections.
On Thursday, a bill, the House Bill 1517, to establish an online voter registration system in Arkansas failed to pass the state Senate.
2020 was consistent with trend of declining House competition despite defeat of Democrats by Republican women, candidates of color.
Although the controversy and recriminations about Georgia’s contentious new election law continue, some people’s focus is elsewhere.
America’s constitution, the separation of powers and federalism are why American democracy is one of the most resilient in the world.
Bills expanding voting rights have been introduced in many states to tackle felon disenfranchisement which mostly affects blacks.
Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday state Elections Commission cannot purge 69000 voters from rolls due to change of address.