We provide a high-level overview of the individuals who run our elections. The extreme variation from state to state makes it difficult, but these local elections officials hold the keys to our democracy.
In voting rights lawsuits, timing matters immensely. However, a big question around timing remains unanswered in the legal community: When is it too close to an election to change voting laws?
One of the first steps in any political campaign is qualifying for the ballot so people can vote for you. In today’s Explainer, we’re breaking down how candidates can qualify for the ballot for the general election.
We look into the organizations that work to engage these potential voters. Third-party voter registration organizations are already governed by state laws, but have seen an uptick in new restrictions hindering their efforts.
Voting rights cases can take winding routes through the court system before they are resolved, working to ensure that all eligible voters can access the ballot box. How do lawsuits protecting the right to vote move through the court system?
In 2022, there will be no shortage of crucial cases on redistricting and voting laws in the U.S. court system. In today’s Explainer, we cover the basics of the legal system and structure of the courts.
On the last day of the year, we wanted to reflect on the music, books, people and more that inspired and entertained us through 2021, both Marc’s favorites and some special picks from the Democracy Docket team.
Let’s take a look at what happens after Election Day. In this Explainer, we highlight the points throughout the election certification process that are most vulnerable to bad actors seeking to subvert elections.
Voting rights litigation can cover a wide range of topics, all of which are important to ensuring that every eligible voter has the chance to participate in the political process and have their voice heard.
We outline how the filibuster actually works, its history of thwarting progressive policies and given the intransigence of today’s Republican party, what steps Senate Democrats must take to enact voting rights legislation.