New Mexico’s new legislation, HB 231, puts in place significant protections, guaranteeing access to the ballot box on native lands.
Minority Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Equal minority voting rights still face significant obstacles including in registering to vote and casting ballots. Attempts to manipulate the law in new ways that will disadvantage minority communities continue nationwide. Also see our sections on American democracy and our articles on the Voter Access, African-American Voting Rights, Latino Voting Rights or Native American Voting.
According to a Penn report, errors in cleaning voter rolls in Wisconsin in 2017 and 2018 overwhelmingly impacted minority voters.
Montana is moving to protect the right to vote of indigenous communities, introducing a bill for a Native American Voting Rights Act.
The voting rights settlement between San Juan County and Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will likely be extended into 2024.
Prominent politicians in New York are pushing the City Council to revisit a bill that would give noncitizen immigrants right to vote.
Not up to 100 days since Biden took office the Republican-led state of Georgia is voting a law that directly targets black voters.
Even during times of national stress, America’s structural shortcomings have a disproportionate impact on populations of color.
The many federal laws passed over the last 70 years to promote equal rights to vote hide a bitter reality: worsening voting discrimination.
New evidence shows that mail voting options likely led to significantly higher turnout among Americans with disabilities.
It is important to understand how often registrants did not move, and how often such an error is not corrected by the postcard confirmation process.