Special sessions can mean the difference between bills passing or dying — and the circumstances under which they are called can spell the difference between protecting or restricting voting rights.
The ruling in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee limits an already weakened VRA, but lawsuits can and will still be brought to protect voting rights.
The New York City mayoral primary is coming up this Tuesday, June 22, and with it will come one of the most high-profile uses of a new voting reform: ranked-choice voting.
Five states hold statewide off-year elections. 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.
The census is important for a number of reasons, but today we’re going to talk about one of its biggest uses: redistricting, or the redrawing of district lines to fairly distribute representation in government to voters.
Voting rights activists have brought Section 2 claims under the Voting Rights Act against a variety of election laws including voter ID rules, registration restrictions, early vote requirements and redistricting legislation.
Statehood for Washington, D.C. is a pressing voting and civil rights issue. D.C. statehood would return self governance to more than 700,000 Americans and give them proportional representation in Congress.
Section 5 of the VRA was a powerful and effective tool to protect the voting rights of Black Americans, and it is vital that Congress strengthen and expand it in the face of unprecedented attacks on our democracy.
The state of voting rights in this country is concerning — but there are signs of hope. The VRA established a vital foundation and gives us a guide for what lasting and equitable voting rights reform can look like at the federal level.
As we enter the post-election period, you may hear certain terms being referenced that relate to the processing and counting of ballots. Check out our list of post-election terms and definitions in the context of the 2020 election.