Pages tagged "Right to vote"




It's Time for a Constitutional Right to Vote, and a Truce in the Voting Wars

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on October 23, 2014

As the voting wars continue to be waged in courts across the nation, the case for a constitutional right to vote has never been so strong. 

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Highlights Need for a Constitutional Right to Vote

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on August 11, 2014

The Wisconsin Supreme Court's Decision to uphold the state's controversial voter ID law illustrates the need for an explicit, individual Right to Vote in the U.S. Constitution.

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Louisiana's New Voter Pre-Registration Law Features Automatic Registration

Posted on What's New by Rebecca Hellmich on July 11, 2014

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal in May signed a law establishing voting pre-registration for 16-year-olds. The law features an innovative "opt-out" approach to voter registration that will further boost registration and participation. Louisiana has a history of such innovative election policy.

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Massachusetts Expands Voting Rights

Posted on What's New by Nicholas Golden on June 13, 2014

Massachusetts has taken a big step into the 21st century by reforming its voting laws and practices. 

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Arkansas Voter ID Law Struck Down

Posted on What's New by Matthew Bugajski on April 29, 2014

An explicit right to vote in the U.S. Constitution would prevent future debates over voter ID law.

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Who Needs to Fix That? We Do.

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on January 07, 2013

When President Barack Obama paused in his victory speech, thanking voters for waiting in long lines to vote but noting 'we have to fix that', one might have assumed that reform would come from the top.

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Not Helping America Vote: The Plight of the Un-filled Election Assistance Commission

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on December 20, 2012

Creating an active EAC is a simple positive step – and one that happens to be the law. Reform should be about systemic, enduring solutions, not just shorter lines. #wehavetofixthat

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