While it might feel like the 2020 election cycle just ended, there are a lot of important races on the horizon this year. In today’s Explainer, we walk through which states have off-year elections in 2021, why they have them and how the delayed redistricting process could upend expectations. Although off-year elections are the exception to the rule, their outcomes impact voters across the country.
Today there are enshrined constitutional protections mandating that the right to vote not be abridged due to gender, race, age, religion or disability. But in practice, women of color still face massive inequities and institutional racism that prevents them from making their voices heard.
It shouldn’t be easier to vote in Maine than Montana. Voting rights for our neighbors matter as much as our own, especially when the relic of white supremacy that is the Electoral College remains in place.