Significant barriers and inconvenient aspects of voter registration and voting at college prevent students from going to the polls.
Voter Suppression articles on Democracy Chronicles
Voter suppression is an illegal strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on Voter Turnout and Voter Access.
Georgia’s SB 202 seems to have achieved desired effect with absentee ballot rejections rising 400% in recent municipal elections.
The US electoral system is in the midst of a seismic shift as state legislators pass a series of laws restricting and expanding the vote.
To voter suppression we can now add election sabotage as supporters of the “Big Lie” are reducing barriers to stealing elections.
Texas Senate Bill No. 1 makes it difficult for voters who face language barriers or have disabilities to get help casting their ballots.
The Texas House adopted a slew of new voting restrictions Friday, as the state’s Republican majority seeks to maintain power.
New state laws that tighten voting restrictions make it more difficult to vote and also harder to register to vote in the first place.
Various voting rights organizations have filed a complaint in the US District Court for Arizona challenging new voter suppression laws.
On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers (D) vetoed Republican-sponsored bills that would have limited Wisconsin’s absentee voting options.
In a letter to President Biden almost fifty influential organizations asked that he do all it takes to pass federal voting rights legislation.