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.
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.