In recent days, top Democrats have softened their opposition to voter ID measures and are increasingly willing to accept such restrictions.
Voter ID articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
Maine Expands Student Voter ID Options
Maine has expanded students’ voter ID options. The new bill allows student ID as a valid form of identification when registering to vote.
Florida Universities Change IDs To Help Students 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.
New Hampshire Lawmakers Push Limits On College Voters
GOP lawmakers in NH aim to restrict student voting, tighten voter ID requirements while blocking early voting, mail balloting.
A Story of Voter ID and Deliberative Democracy in Kentucky
This article traces the progression of Kentucky’s voter ID law, which went from being one of the strictest to one of the most lenient.
Arkansas Governor Signing Voter ID Bill Into Law
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on Wednesday that a bill requiring a photo ID for a provisional ballot would be signed into law.
Why Using Voter ID in British Elections Will Harm Democracy
The British Government has been warned that the newly proposed ID laws disproportionately affect people from poorer communities.
Bill Would Require Your Fingerprints to Vote in Tennessee
Two Tennessee lawmakers filed bill to allow state and local election commissions to use fingerprints to verify voter identity at polls.
The Big Lie and the Push to Restrict Voting
There was an interesting new post on the subject written by Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Take a look at this excerpt: In just the first month of 2021, according to our new analysis, state lawmakers have already introduced 106 bills in 28 states that would […]
GOP Seeking Tougher Voting Rules After Record Turnout
Republican lawmakers are moving swiftly to attack some of the voting methods that fueled the high turnout.