It seems that one solution to low youth turnout in our elections is the most obvious one: make it easier to vote and make sure that young people know that convenient voting methods are available to them.
Over 145 bills proposed by Republican legislatures would reassign various powers of election officials and the executive branch to highly partisan legislatures. This “legislative seizure” could have sweeping consequences.
Elected officials who claim to be allies of the LGBTQ+ community should immediately work to amend voter ID requirements and make obtaining an accurate ID less costly and strenuous for their trans constituents.
Wisconsin’s public officials and lawmakers must protect and expand access to DMV service centers. Ensuring equitable access to a photo ID is the first step toward protecting and expanding the promise of Wisconsin’s democracy.
New analysis from the Voter Study Group. “Voices on the Vote,” published in May 2021 takes a look back at voter confidence in the 2020 election, and polled Americans about the barriers they faced at the ballot box.
Of the 6 million Ohioans who voted in 2020, only 2.47 million voted on Election Day. The majority of voters voted by mail or voted early. It’s a good thing they did, if they wanted to avoid having to cast a provisional ballot.
It’s clear that the U.S. Supreme Court’s striking down of the Grandfather Clause did not significantly protect Black voters in Louisiana from disenfranchisement — the state government just came up with new ways to target them.
It can be hard to get an overall picture of how relatively easy or difficult it is to cast a ballot where you live. A new study attempts to quantify exactly how much the process of voting “costs” a voter in each of the 50 states.
We’re looking back at a 2020 study that dove into the impact of redistricting on the partisan seat share in the U.S. House over the last 50 years — and how Republicans have manipulated the redistricting process for their own benefit.
Undercounting, the most likely shortfall of census collection efforts, is most likely to exclude children, people of color, working class folks and renters — and thus dilute their political power.