In today’s Explainer, we cover the basics of ballot initiatives, so that you can follow these important developments and understand how and why a state law or constitutional amendment may appear on your ballot.
In today’s Explainer, we answer some questions about recall elections — how and why they occur, how this trend can undermine the will of the majority and what the stakes are in the biggest state in the nation this September.
The Voting Rights Act can be a strong protection against racial gerrymandering—but Republicans can still use partisan gerrymandering to effectively disenfranchise black and brown voters in their states.
We’re looking back at the March on Washington, how federal legislation to protect voting rights has progressed since then and how to fight back as Republicans continue their attacks on voting decades later.
Courts have played a critical role in redistricting over the past few decades, helping to ensure that districts are fair and representative. We break down some of the most crucial redistricting cases in our nation’s history.
Soon, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its detailed results from the 2020 census. The long-awaited data will have huge ramifications for redistricting, voting rights, and currently pending court cases.
Redistricting can be a fraught process often leveraged by Republicans to pass unfair and unconstitutional maps, and some of the best protection voters have against disenfranchisement is through the courts.
There’s something big looming on the horizon: Redistricting. The U.S. Census Bureau will release its full data later this month, giving lawmakers the details they need about their state’s population changes to draw new maps.
In most states across the country, voters elect their secretary of state. These officials hold the keys to vital parts of the election administration process — and who holds these offices has significant ramifications for elections.
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.
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