Stories tagged: "voting rights"


A voting sign on a wall in English, Spanish, and other languages.
Congress Needs to Fix Backlog That Silenced 300,000 Potential Immigrant Voters by Passing the Citizenship Act

The Trump administration's citizenship backlog cheated 300,000 immigrants out of exercising their voting rights. It is unfair that they should wait any longer—Congress must ratify the US Citizenship Act of 2021.

In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, Wendy Gill inserts her absentee ballot at a drop-off box as the sun sets on Election Day outside City Hall in Warren, Mich. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Republicans Want to Crack Down on the Measures That Made Voting Safer and Easier

A group of election officials including representatives of the federal cybersecurity agency called the 2020 presidential election the “most secure” election in U.S. history

The Fate of Florida — And America — Could Come Down To An Unjust Poll Tax

"I didn't appreciate the vote until I lost my rights as a felon. If they want to stop a bunch of Blacks and Latinos from voting, it must be important."

Minnesota absentee ballot extension
Minnesota Voters: Your Ballot Will Count as Long as It’s Postmarked by Nov. 3 and Received by Nov. 10

“The rights of voters to cast their ballots in the least burdensome manner is paramount. This decision furthers that ability.”

Voting Rights Groups Warn FL Officials to Prepare for Election Day, After Voter Site Crash

"This isn’t something the state couldn’t have predicted...We’ve been trying to tell them for months this was going to happen."

Voting rights advocates say thousands of ballots are in limbo as a federal judge weighs NC's absentee ballot procedures.
With Thousands of Ballots in Limbo, Federal Judge Delays Ruling on NC Absentee Ballots

Voting rights advocates say that NC is running out of time before Election Day to decide what to do with thousands of absentee ballots.

Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski; Graphic by Denzel Boyd/COURIER)
Milwaukee Cancels Early Voting at Miller Park and Fiserv Forum After Republican Threat

A GOP lawsuit and a conservative state Supreme Court could lead to ballots being challenged, thrown out.