voting-rights

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction | Analysis

BY: - September 26, 2022

'This is totally unnecessary,' Jonathan Diaz, senior legal counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, said. 'There is no evidence or reason to suggest that ballot tabulators don't work'

From early voting to new election result reporting rules, New Jersey's voting systems have undergone a transformation in the last two years. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

New Jersey’s voting systems see repeated reforms since 2020

BY: - September 26, 2022

While New Jersey has been no stranger to election reforms in recent years, some have proven easier to enact than others.

Republicans, allies have blitzed the courts with voting, election lawsuits | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 20, 2022

Half the attacks were over mail-in voting, according a new report.

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EARLY VOTING - USE ONCE ONLY

Should you vote early in the 2022 midterm elections? 3 essential reads | Analysis

BY: - September 15, 2022

It’s important to check with your state’s election office, because different states have different deadlines and options available.

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. voters deserve all the facts on those proposed constitutional amendments | Opinion

BY: - September 14, 2022

With abortion access and voting rights on the line, the Legislature needs to get way more transparent.

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.

N.J. panel may explore loosening mail-in ballot election challenge rule

BY: - July 18, 2022

Judges in New Jersey interpret election law with deference to voter enfranchisement and ballot access.

Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties

BY: - July 18, 2022

The new laws are likely to dissuade people from becoming election officials or may lead more current election officials to quit.

Criminalizing the vote: GOP-led states enacted 102 new election penalties after 2020

BY: - July 15, 2022

Since the 2020 election, 26 states have enacted, expanded, or increased the severity of 120 election-related criminal penalties.

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A photo illustration of some of the attendees at the first Niagara Conference meeting in Fort Erie, Canada, in 1905. From left, top row: H.A. Thompson, Alonzo F. Herndon, John Hope, possibly James R.L. Diggs. Second row: Fred McGhee, Norris B. Herndon, J. Max Barber, W.E.B. Du Bois, Robert Bonner. Bottom row: Henry L. Baily, Clement G. Morgan, W.H.H. Hart, B.S. Smith. — Library of Congress photo

The Niagara Movement, a precursor to NAACP, fought for economic and civil rights | Michael Coard

BY: - July 6, 2022

The Niagara Movement was right in rejecting an accommodationist approach and in advocating for economic wealth backed by intellectual, voting, and political power.

DC Central Detention Facility (Google Street View)

The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S.

BY: - June 21, 2022

In July 2020, the District became the third place in the nation to grant the right to vote to people who are incarcerated.

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms | Analysis

BY: - June 19, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says the GOP House State Government committee boss has ‘no credibility on election issues’