A key, but often overlooked, provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is Section 208, which states that all individuals who need assistance when voting can receive that assistance from a person of their choice.
The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) is often referred to as the “Motor Voter” law for its focus on voter registration opportunities when interacting with motor vehicles agencies, but it does much more.
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.
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.
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.
In today’s Explainer, we dive into the laws that disenfranchise millions of Americans on the basis of criminal convictions. We outline the origin of these laws, how they reached today’s scale of exclusion and their unequal impact on people of color.
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.
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