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Luke Johnson

Ohio GOP Election Official On Controversial Comments: 'I Regret That' | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Doug Priesse, an Ohio GOP election official, expressed regret Monday for a controversial remark about black voters that fanned the flames in the conte...

Dan Froomkin

Early Voting, Valued By Minorities, Falls To GOP Voter Suppression Campaign | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, on the Sunday before Election Day 2008, members of predominantly African American congregations in Cleveland went straig...

Gene Demby

Pastors Group: New Voting Rules In Ohio Hurt Blacks | Gene Demby | Posted 08.14.2012 | Black Voices

A group representing African-American pastors is criticizing new rules that limit early voting in Ohio, saying that the changes will dampen black turn...

Americans Need an Election Period, Not an Election Day

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The Ohio lawsuit is the latest reminder that we need to permanently transform our outdated tradition of voting on a single Election Day and instead hold an Election Week, or even an Election Month.

Early Voting in 2012: What to Expect

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

With the Romney's new commitment to early voter mobilization and with Republicans energized, the early vote will likely be more contested than in 2008.

Lucia Graves

Indiana Senate Race's Ripple Effect | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

While the battle for the Republican Senate nomination has taken center stage in Tuesday's Indiana primary, the fight could affect turnout in three ope...

100 Years at the "Hart" of American Elections

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

For the vast majority of voting Americans, elections are a quadrennial affair. And while we may have a great time watching the politics -- who's up, w...

Think You Have the Right to Vote? Not So Much!

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Craig Newmark

2012-04-02-Capture.JPG Voter Suppression is happening across the U.S. as restrictive voting laws are being both introduced and passed.

Weekend Voting Will Work

David Orr | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago
David Orr

Weekend voting makes sense for working people and election workers alike. It's time to pass a bill to vote when most people can do it. After all, isn't voting what democracy is all about?

What's So Super About Tuesday?: How Mid-week Elections Are Damaging American Democracy

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

Tuesday elections are unrealistic and burdensome in today's hyperactive workweek. Americans are busy. Finding the extra time to vote mid-week is difficult for everyone and practically prohibitive for many working class citizens clocking long hours at work while looking after a family.

Early Voting Begins Monday Statewide

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

Early voting in the March 20 Illinois primary election began Monday morning. The early option runs until March 15 and allows registered voters to c...

Let People Vote

Matt Coles | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Matt Coles

States are making it harder and harder for people to vote, virtually guaranteeing that many people won't really have the right at all.

Trymaine Lee

Florida's End To Sunday Voting Likely A Heavy Blow To Blacks, Latinos | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.04.2012 | Black Voices

On the Sunday before the 2008 presidential election, church goers in Florida streamed from the pews to early voting places to cast their ballots. ...

2011 in Review: The Good, the Bad, and What's Ahead in 2012 for Voting Rights

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

While this year we have seen setbacks in several states, we also have seen citizens standing up against attempts to make voting more difficult. We can take the lessons we have learned this year and come out battling in 2012 against these efforts to stop the vote for political gain.

John Celock

UPDATE: Democrats Get Enough Signatures To Overturn Ohio Voting Law | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Democrats and progressives in Ohio have just over a week to gather 10,000 more petition signatures to force a referendum to overturn the state's contr...

Republicans Tighten Voting Laws Ahead Of 2012

Los Angeles Times | David G. Savage | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Republicans in states like Florida are making it more challenging to vote or to register others. Democrats say it's an effort to disenfranchise studen...

The True Election Fraud

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

In an attempt to stifle our advancement and revert change, many conservative leaders are enacting new laws that make it just as difficult for the already disenfranchised to vote today as it was decades ago.

The Hottest Runoff Races: Barrages Of Early Votes In Some Wards

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a hotly contested November general election, and an equally aggressive citywide election this February, Chicagoans could be forgiven for having ...

Chicago Early Voting Tripled From Last Citywide Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sure, there was that massive blizzard a couple of weeks ago. But that didn't stop Chicagoans from participating in early voting in much higher numbers...

Early Voting In Citywide Elections Ends Today: Where To Cast Your Ballot

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time in most of our lives, Chicagoans are voting to fill an open seat on the Fifth Floor. Along with the hotly contested mayoral race, t...

GAME ON: Early Voting Sites Reopen After Blizzard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two days after a blizzard that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on Chicago, election officials said they will reopen early voting locations througho...

Early Voting Starts Today: When, Where & How To Do It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago mayor's race may seem like it's only just heating up, with Rahm Emanuel's candidacy officially ratified last week. But citywide elections ...

ELECTION UNDERWAY: Early Voting Starts Next Monday

Chicago Breaking News | October 6, 2010 5:35 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois voters who don't want to wait until Election Day can head to the polls starting next week. Some early voting sites will open Monday throug...

Electoral Reform: 1 Page 9 Points

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Since the year 2000, when I watched in horror as Al Gore took the dive and played dead in Florida (the theft was exposed three months before the fact ...

2010 Turnout and Early Voter Forecasts

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

I am forecasting that 41.3 percent of those eligible to vote will cast a ballot in the 2010 election and that 28.8 percent of those votes will either be cast in-person prior to Election Day or by mail.