voting-rights

Election officials make their voices heard as battleground states debate voting laws

BY: - May 11, 2022

Election officials are appealing to lawmakers to not make their jobs any harder than they already are.

Florida gave voting rights to people with felony convictions. Now some face charges for voting

BY: - April 30, 2022

Eight of the 10 people who were charged for these violations in Alachua County, Fla. were Black men.

U.S. House panel looks into disinformation targeted at communities of color

BY: - April 28, 2022

'Voters deserve to receive accurate information about the democratic process so their voices can be heard,' U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., said.

Citizens demonstrate for voting rights and fair voting districts in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16, the 56th anniversary of the signing of the federal Voting Rights Act. The protest called for passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, named for the late civil-rights activist and congressman. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Voting Rights Act is hanging by a thread; Fla. ruling may allow Supreme Court to cut it

BY: - April 13, 2022

‘Either the Fifteenth Amendment has meaning here or it doesn’t.'

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Paid time off to vote? Pa. Rep. Cartwright wants to make it happen | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 12, 2022

Employers would have to provide at least two hours of paid time off for federal elections, the NEPA Democrat said.

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Free and open elections are good for voters – and good for business. This is why | Opinion

BY: - April 7, 2022

Pa.'s business leaders would rather focus on doing their jobs instead of protecting democracy -- especially when so many other needs remain unmet.

Arizona could force U.S. Supreme Court to consider proof of citizenship for voter registration

BY: - March 31, 2022

'We think it’s good legislation,' Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said at a press conference after signing the bill.

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Democracy is all of us. We need to work together to affirm our commitment to elections | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2022

Lawmakers should increase funding for elections at both the state and local levels. This is the year to do it.

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Is the rejection of voting ballots a partisan affair? | John A. Tures

BY: - March 27, 2022

Of those that decreased their number of such rejected ballots, half picked Trump (Kentucky, West Virginia, Alaska) while the other half, which rejected fewer ballots, opted for Biden (Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island).

Little has changed for Pennsylvania election officials, voters heading into 2022

BY: - March 18, 2022

The same challenges, such as limited state funding and limited time to process mail-in ballots, remain unresolved.

Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates

BY: - March 18, 2022

Voters in many states, including Pa., have also come to expect such pandemic conveniences as increased options for voting by mail.

Behind bars? No problem. In Houston, people in jail can still go to the polls

BY: - March 9, 2022

'This is America and until you’re all the way convicted, you have the right to vote, so you should be able to,' one advocate said.