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.
As legislative sessions conclude for the year, the laws introduced and passed in 2021 compared to 2022 clue us into the shifting priorities of Republicans seeking to sow doubt into our electoral process.
It’s been difficult to determine exactly who and what kind of voters would be impacted by strict voter ID laws. Two political scientists took advantage of a unique situation in Texas to answer exactly that question.
Poll watchers play a role in our elections just as vital as that of the workers running a precinct. But poll watchers can be misused to interfere with voting — a possibility made more likely by recently-passed Republican laws.
Ballot measures are an integral part of policymaking in many states, giving citizens an opportunity to vote directly on new laws. Here are the ballot measures that affect democracy and voting that have made it on the ballot so far this year.
After the 2020 election, states had very different responses to the changes the pandemic caused for voting. Here’s how states used the lessons of the pandemic to restrict — or expand — voting.
Growing numbers of Republican-controlled states have enacted bans on private money in elections. But rather than make our elections more secure, these bans increase the risk our elections are underfunded.
The 2020 election was safe, secure and led to record turnout nationwide. Yet, red state after red state enacted new voter suppression laws in 2021. Today, we’re checking in with those laws, catching up on what’s happened and what to expect.
Arizona has passed a new law reestablishing a proof of citizenship requirement for all voters that likely runs afoul of a U.S. Supreme Court Ruling and could endanger the voting rights of thousands of otherwise eligible Arizonans.
Florida is creating a law enforcement agency to investigate election crimes. In red states across the country, new laws have made it a civil or criminal offense to conduct much of the benign, but often important, work surrounding voting.