National clashes over voting rights color debate over Minnesota election law proposals
The Minnesota legislature is considering competing bills concerning voting rights and access. The Republican-controlled Senate is pushing a bill which would require unregistered voters to cast provisional ballots which must be evaluated by a judge before being counted. This bill would change Minnesota law, which currently allows for same-day voter registration. The Democrat-controlled House is pushing a bill which would allow felons on probation to vote and allow for automatic voter registration. Despite these disagreements, at least one state lawmaker is optimistic that the two parties can come together on technical changes to state voting laws.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.