Large majorities of Americans favor three measures meant to make voting easier: early voting (78% in favor) and automatic voter registration (65%).
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Voter ID laws require some form of identification in order to vote or receive a ballot for an election but has been used in US to block voter access. Also see our section on American democracy or our Voter Access archive.
The DOJ has filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona seeking to stop a law that requires citizenship proof to vote in federal elections.
Arizona’s statute requiring proof of citizenship to cast a vote in a presidential election is being challenged in court by Biden’s administration.
The state’s Republican-led lawmakers Thursday passed a bill that would require residents to have photo identification to cast a ballot.
Prior to next month’s state governor’s primary, new tighter voter ID rules have already resulted in a significant number of ballot rejections.
On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers (D) vetoed Republican-sponsored bills that would have limited Wisconsin’s absentee voting options.
For most Wisconsin residents, the Department of Motor Vehicles serves as a portal to the right to vote, as well as the right to drive freely.
In recent days, top Democrats have softened their opposition to voter ID measures and are increasingly willing to accept such restrictions.
Maine has expanded students’ voter ID options. The new bill allows student ID as a valid form of identification when registering to vote.
A white stripe on a student’s ID for the student’s name could make that student’s ID serve as voter ID, thanks to two FSU students.