The jump comes after Massachusetts implemented an automatic voter registration system that includes Medicaid applicants. Any eligible voter in the state who applies for Medicaid is automatically added to the rolls, unless they opt out. (Getty Images)

As states hunt for new voters, Massachusetts adds thousands via Medicaid applications

BY: - July 7, 2023

During the 2021-22 election cycle, 166,539 people in Massachusetts applied to be registered to vote through social service agencies.

A group of U.S. Senate Democrats is pressing the Biden administration to make it easier for the millions of Americans who sign up each year for health insurance through a federal website to register to vote. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images).

Federal health insurance website lags in voter registration assistance, Democrats charge

BY: - July 4, 2023

The government has made progress -- but can do more, Democratic senators, led by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. argue

An analysis by States Newsroom found that eight states had voter turnout rates of below 50 percent when averaged between the last two national elections, and several of those states have since imposed new restrictions that are likely to make voting harder. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

States with low election turnout did little in 2023 to expand voting access

BY: - June 18, 2023

Eight states had turnout rates of below 50% when they were averaged between the last two national elections.

A voting sign in Philadelphia

Red-state elections officials balk at voter registration outreach

BY: - April 1, 2023

GOP-led states are leaving an interstate compact aimed at helping states keep clean voter rolls.

GOP state officials at U.S. House hearing push back against federal election oversight

BY: - March 13, 2023

Some states 'are getting elections right and can share some of the policies and practices that have led to their success,' U.S. Rep. Laurel Lee, R-Fla., said.

A voting sign in Philadelphia

For local officials, the fight against election lies never ends | Analysis

BY: - March 3, 2023

Election officials are working across state and partisan lines to earn back voters’ trust.


State courts are fielding a sky-high number of lawsuits ahead of the midterms | Analysis

BY: - October 28, 2022

Most of the election-related lawsuits now before state courts focus on fine details of election procedures. This can be a costly, time-consuming process for state courts.


Republicans are targeting innocent Black voters. Here’s how | Michael Coard

BY: - October 26, 2022

There's a new Jim Crow when it comes to voting. Here's how to make your voice heard at the polls.

Voters line up at a polling station in Houston to cast their ballots during the Texas presidential primary on March 3, 2020. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images

It’s taking longer to vote in U.S. elections – especially for Black & Hispanic voters | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2022

Where you are and who you are significantly affect how long it will take you to vote. And long waits drive down turnout.

Steelers star and other veterans highlighting impact of closed primaries on those who served

BY: - August 26, 2022

About half of Pennsylvania’s 800,000 veterans are registered independents and the Keystone State is one of nine that do not allow third-party voters to participate in primary elections, according to Ballot PA, a coalition of civic, community, and business organizations committed to open elections and good government.

State elections officials struggle with paper shortages, harassment, insider threats

BY: - July 24, 2022

Last week's meeting of the National Association of State Elections Directors was held with stringent security precautions.