There have been some major voting changes approved by Virginia’s House of Delegates Thursday. Amongst others, they allow counting of late absentee ballots.
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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.
On Thursday, two ranking U.S. Senators introduced the Accessible Voting Act, which would support state and local efforts to improve voter accessibility.
All states should adopt automatic voter registration, expand mail-in voting and use new auditing practices for accuracy of vote counts, bipartisan panel.
Although Incirlik Airmen may be away from their home state they still have the ability to register and/or submit an absentee ballot this 2020 voting season.
Mike Bloomberg’s voting rights plan is to prevent voter suppression on the basis of inactivity, restore felon voting rights and add more federal observers.
This book explores the consequences of lowering the voting age to 16 from a global perspective.
Study on the effects of voting costs—specifically, distance to polling location—using geographic discontinuities.
Native Americans feel like they don’t count. And they might not be wrong — they are the most undercounted group on the U.S. census.