Residents of poor and rural counties have to drive farther than others to get to the polls during early balloting. Our map lets you explore the data.
Early Voting articles on Democracy Chronicles
This section has the latest DC news on early voting. Early voting is a process where people vote on days prior to an election. It can take place remotely, or in person, usually in designated early voting polling stations. Also see our section on American democracy and our section on Voter Access or the Internet and Voting.
Vice News published an video and article on why we have historically seen Democratic Party support for early voting but not the Republicans.
This follows last week with the first-ever political endorsement from the famously apolitical popstar Taylor Swift made via an Instagram post.
Voting was most difficult in Mississippi and voting was easiest in Oregon, which was the only state to make use of automatic voter registration that year.
In June, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation mandating that voting sites in the state remain open for uniform hours on weekdays.
At least 100 demonstrators turned out today in Manhattan’s Foley Square amid bright sun and cold temperatures to rally for the introduction of at least 14 days of early voting. New York is one of the 11 states that do not offer any early voting.
New York State has not been part of the national campaign to suppress the vote. It already suppresses the vote.
The following excerpt is from an article written by Fatima Hussein and Tony Cook from the IndyStar.
Plan includes automatic voter registration, election-day voter registration and early voting
New York State Legislature leaves all election reforms on back burner despite the dire state of voting