A lawsuit alleging widespread voting problems in Georgia is pursuing an ambitious solution: restoration of the Voting Rights Act .
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The bill enacts various provisions to modernize and secure Nevada’s election system, including same-day voter registration and expanded mail voting.
President Trump claimed executive privilege, refuse to hand over documents to opposition Democratic lawmakers investigating a question about citizenship.
A bill raising criminal penalties for certain election-related offenses and imposing new voting restrictions cleared a major hurdle Friday.
The Texas secretary of state has agreed to end a review of the voter rolls for supposed non-citizens that was flawed from the start.
Our voice is heard through our fundamental right to vote.When policymakers erect barriers to the ballot box and silence that voice, our government fails us.
Alleging that the state is discriminating against naturalized citizens and infringing on their voting rights, civil rights groups filed a third lawsuit.
The Democratic Party’s H.R. 1 “The People’s Act” is a bill designed to tackle what many see as lingering and corrosive problems in American democracy.
There’s no clear timeline on when Nevada’s newly minted automatic voter registration will be implemented, election officials told state lawmakers Tuesday.
Leaders from some nation’s top law firms announced support for Election Protection program to guard voting rights of Americans across the country.