Washington State…allocated $2.5 million for grants to counties wishing to ease ballot access to a group of people who are eligible to vote.
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.
Supreme Court May Mull New Change To The Voting Rights Act
If those seeking a narrowing of the VRA are successful, it would significantly diminish the use of the law to challenge ballot regulations.
Momentum Gathers To Improve 2030 Census
The Census Bureau has begun to prepare for next decennial count. As part of preparations, the bureau invited public comments.
GOP Action On Mail Ballot Timelines Angers Military Families
Ohio’s restrictive new election law…shortens window for mailed ballots despite no evidence that the extended timeline has led to fraud.
Officials Urged To Modernize New York’s Election Systems
One of the initiatives New York officials are concentrating on is making it simpler to register to cast an absentee ballot.
Oregon Teen’s Activism Could Lead To Lower Voting Age
A 15-year-old’s political activism could result in Oregon legislators considering giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote.
Ohio Voters Will Need Photo ID For In-Person Voting
Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday signed a bill that will require Ohio voters to show a photo ID when voting in person…
Voter ID, Partisan Gerrymandering Struck Down In NC Rulings
The North Carolina Supreme Court issued two important rulings in voting rights cases Friday, on gerrymandering and voter ID.
Georgia’s Racial Turnout Gap Grew In 2022
Despite high voter turnout in last month’s election, the racial turnout gap was larger than any point in the past decade.
Could Australia-Style Voting Help In The US?
This week’s turnout for the US congressional elections could be a record, although it will still fall below many other countries.