There are many factors dictating what a recount will look like — vote margin, hand or machine count, and other state laws guiding the process. Every state has different rules and timelines for their recounts.
On the 20th anniversary of Help America Vote Act’s enactment, we’re explaining how the 2000 election spurred federal legislation, what the HAVA did and how it is still used in litigation today.
When perusing Democracy Docket’s website, you’ll see mentions of hearings, trials and oral arguments in ongoing litigation. What’s the difference between these courtroom events and what can you expect at the conclusion of each?
In this Explainer, we walk you through the voter purge process to show how valid registrations can end up being canceled. The specifics vary between states and can differ depending on the reason your registration is canceled.
Racially discriminatory maps can be challenged multiple ways in court. In this Explainer, we break down the difference between racial gerrymandering and racial vote dilution claims and when you might see them in lawsuits.
A key, but often overlooked, provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is Section 208, which states that all individuals who need assistance when voting can receive that assistance from a person of their choice.
The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) is often referred to as the “Motor Voter” law for its focus on voter registration opportunities when interacting with motor vehicles agencies, but it does much more.
In the United States, we select our president and vice president indirectly via the Electoral College. The process is much more complicated than you might expect. In today’s Explainer, we outline how the president becomes the president.
Members of the military and U.S. citizens living overseas face special barriers to voting. In today’s Explainer, we’re breaking down the federal law that protects these voters and ensures they’re able to vote absentee in federal elections.
There’s a host of important federal, state and local races taking place across the country this November. In today’s Explainer, we review the races and consider what’s at stake for democracy in the 2022 midterm elections.
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