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The Voting Information Project helps voters find information about their elections with collaborative, open-source tools.

The Voting Information Project

The Voting Information Project helps voters find information about their elections with collaborative, open-source tools.

The Voting Information Project

The Voting Information Project helps voters find information about their elections with collaborative, open-source tools.

The Voting Information Project

The Voting Information Project helps voters find information about their elections with collaborative, open-source tools.

The Voting Information Project

The Voting Information Project helps voters find information about their elections with collaborative, open-source tools.

The Voting Information Project

The Voting Information Project helps voters find information about their elections with collaborative, open-source tools.

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it’s clear Biden won

With the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, the 2020 election is now behind us. In this piece, AP News reviews what has been a challenging and historic election process. Visit AP News to learn more. Voter Education Week 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. Visit Website More Than A Vote A […]

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president, says ‘democracy has prevailed’ in inaugural address

Former Delaware Senator and Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20. President Biden emphasized the need for unity, healing, mutual respect, and a return to truth in America throughout his inaugural address. He also spoke to a variety of issues which he plans to tackle as president including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and racial justice. Visit Fox News to learn more. Image: Vice President Biden visiting the Kennedy Institute in October […]

Laws changing when to vote?

Lawmakers in North Dakota are considering a number of bills which would change the state’s voting laws. One proposal would prohibit the governor from making changes to state elections under any circumstances. Another would shorten the window of early voting from 15 to seven days. And a third bill would require voters to submit separate applications to receive absentee ballots in the primary and general elections, instead of one application for both. Visit KFYR to learn more.   Voter Education Week Young adults will […]

Georgia Democratic lawmakers file bill that would reinstate voting rights to felons

Democrats in Georgia have introduced a bill which would restore voting rights to felons. The bill’s supporters claim that felon disenfranchisement is rooted in the state’s history of preventing African American residents from voting and needs to end. The bill stands little chance of passage, as Republicans largely oppose it. Visit the Atlanta Constitution Journal to learn more.   Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip […]

GOP lawmaker introduces bill to eliminate early voting list in Arizona following Democrats’ wins

A Republican state representative has introduced bills to eliminate Arizona’s early voting list and require anyone voting by mail to have their ballot notarized. The representative has clarified that he is not serious about eliminating the early voting list but will pursue the notary requirement for mail-in ballots. Arizona Democrats charge that these bills are motivated by Democrats’ recent victories in Arizona and will only make voting in the state harder. Visit AZCentral to learn more. Voter Education Week Young adults will be the […]

Soon to take majority, Senate Democrats introduce voting reform bill

Democrats will soon take control of the Senate and plan to prioritize passing a sweeping voting rights and reform bill that the previous Republican-controlled Senate refused to consider. The bill features reforms designed to make voting easier, including allowing online voter registration and making it illegal to prevent anyone from registering to vote. It also includes campaign finance and ethics reforms and expresses support for statehood for Washington, D.C. and overturning the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. Visit CBS News to learn more. […]

Voting rights groups see gerrymandering as potent threat

Despite winning the presidency and the U.S. Senate, Democrats failed to make gains in the nation’s state legislatures during the general election. These state legislatures will play a key role in the redistricting process which will follow the 2020 Census. Voting rights groups are concerned that Republican-led state legislatures, especially those in the South, will draw new congressional districts in a way that dilutes the voting power of African American voters. Visit The Hill to learn more. Image Credit: Johnny Silvercloud (CC BY-SA 2.0) […]

Bill giving those with felonies the right to vote is introduced in Washington Legislature

A bipartisan bill to restore voting rights to those convicted of felonies as soon as they are released from prison has been introduced in the Washington State Legislature. The Democratic sponsor of the bill was motivated to introduce it due to her experience in the criminal justice system. Visit the Seattle Times to learn more. Image Credit: Michael Fleshman (CC BY-SA 2.0)   Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education […]

With candidates winning primaries without majorities, 2 GOP lawmakers eye ranked-choice voting

Republican lawmakers in Utah are proposing a bill to introduce ranked-choice voting to their state. These lawmakers and other supporters of the bill point to the 2020 Republican gubernatorial primary (in which the winning candidate only received 37% of the vote) as the type of issue ranked-choice voting would fix. Visit Deseret News to learn more.   Voter Education Week 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 […]

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