African Americans were granted voting rights only after a long and bitter struggle. Several African American women were pivotal to this exemplary struggle.
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.
GAO has made three recommendations on how the DHS’s CISA can help state and local officials safeguard the 2020 elections and address prior challenges.
As Democrats pick their 2020 candidate, several left-leaning groups are suing against states they view as suppressing participation in elections.
Stacey Abrams lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial but fights for voter turnout. She’s asked blacks to ‘overwhelm the system’ to thwart voter suppression.
Unknown to many Americans the Election Assistance Commission plays a crucial role in US elections and its struggling to get back on its feet.
Some states are racing to make voting easier,… others…are restricting it. What does it mean when access to the ballot depends largely on where you live?
U.S. Inspector General released a damning report last December over foreign interference. The report is an opportunity for reform.
There have been some major voting changes approved by Virginia’s House of Delegates Thursday. Amongst others, they allow counting of late absentee ballots.
West Virginia is moving to become the first state to allow people with disabilities to use technology that would allow them to vote with their smartphones.
Democracy Counts is a nonpartisan hi-tech startup that has developed election watchdog apps which it will share with volunteer election auditors in 2020.