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Voter Education Equals Improving Our Educational System

Jalen Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jalen Rose

The voting gap among young people who vote and those who do not is not a function of apathy. It is a function of lack of sufficient civic education in our schools, in our media, and in our society.

Partisan Voter Registration Totals

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

Overall, a continued registration trend away from the major political parties this year is evident, one that observers began noticing in the 1970s.

The October 4th Voter Registration Deadline Is Here, But Millions Can Still Register and Vote

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian J. Siebel

It is Monday, October 4, 2010. This day is important because it is the deadline in a host of states for first-time voters to register for the Novemb...

How the EAC Could Help Bring Voter Registration Into the Digital Age

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brian J. Siebel

Because states must accept and use the federal voter registration form, the EAC could quickly modernize voter registration by updating its regulations.

Quinn Pushes For Voter Privacy, Using Veto To Stop Party Declarations

Chicago Sun-Times | The Business Word | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois voters would no longer have to declare their party in a primary election under a surprise amendatory veto Gov. Quinn issued Tuesday. Under...

It's Time to Pay Back Alice Paul

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

Ninety years ago, women from all walks of life fought hard to give a voice to the voiceless and ensure that there was room for more views at the political table. Today, we need to fight to make sure everyone who has a voice is using it.

Student and Youth Voters Face Higher Hurdles Than Others to Register and Vote in 2010

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian J. Siebel

Students and other millennials are an important and growing portion of the electorate. They will be 20% of the voting age population in 2010, up from...

Back to School, Back to the Ballot Box

Blaire Yancy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blaire Yancy

This fall, college move-in checklists include twin sheets, mini fridges, posters with thumb tacks -- and a voter registration form!

How the World Votes

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

As Americans, we are proud of the strides we have made over time to extend the voting franchise to all citizens, however halting these steps may have been.

Young People Don't Vote in Midterm Elections

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

Midterm voters tend to be much older than presidential voters. Insomuch that young people are an important part of the Democratic coalition, Democrats are thus disadvantaged in midterm elections.

Is Online Voter Registration the Future?

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

Six states have now transitioned to online voter registration, and their taxpayers, voters and election offices are all reaping the benefits.

Elections Modernization Bill Won't Get a Vote

Shad Murib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shad Murib

On April 21, Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll announced that he would not be introducing the Elections Modernization bill during this session.

DNC Launching Largest-Ever Midterm Voter Registration Drive

Politics Daily | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee unveils on Thursday the largest midterm voter registration drive in the history of the party, hoping to build on the...

Electronic Signatures Could Revolutionize Voter Registration

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brian J. Siebel

With electronic signatures for voter registration, there would be no more re-entering handwritten forms, no more mistakes, and no more turning people away from the polls because their paper registration form never made.

Homeless in Columbia: Shifting Gears After a Tense Night

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

When he pointed the shotgun at my chest, I didn't see my life flash before my eyes. I didn't bargain with God for another chance at living. I didn't fight; I didn't run; I didn't think at all.

Demos Promotes Participatory Democracy

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Sigman

Miles Rapoport found his true calling in 2001 when he was named president of Demos, a Manhattan-based non-partisan research and advocacy organization gearing up to oppose the myriad right-wing think tanks then dominating Washington.

Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!

Mark Green | Posted 04.07.2015 | New York
Mark Green

If you have an election where the winner gets four percent of the eligible electorate, is that a functioning democracy? I just lost such a runoff contest in New York City.

California Joins National Move to Voter Pre-Registration

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

With Schwarzenegger's signature, California becomes the eighth state to allow 16 or 17 year olds to pre-register, with registrations automatically becoming active when they reach voting age.

New Report on the Latino Vote Should Be Bedside Reading for Any Politician

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

In nearly 20% of U.S. House districts, Latinos make up more than 25% of the voters. We are a growing a force throughout the country that every politician must respect if they are to win office.

Meg Whitman Voting Record: Ex-eBay CEO's Voting record Questioned At GOP Meeting

AP / Huffington Post | By JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman sought to redirect attention from her spotty voting record Saturday as she prom...

Time to Get Real About the ACORN "Controversy"--and Republican Double Standards

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Right wing has always hated ACORN. Partially that's because the organization has been so effective at allowing poor people to vote. The Right hates it when poor people vote.

GOP Fundraising 'Survey' Outrages Some Recipients

The Columbian | Kathie Durbin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Raymond and Louise Denny of La Center were surprised last week to receive a mailing from Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee...

Voter Irregularities for Senior Advisor to President Obama?

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Peter M. Rouse, one of three men listed as 'Senior Advisor' to President Barack Obama apparently voted as absentee in Alaska as recently as the 2008 election in violation of Alaskan election laws

Can We Register Voters Better? Yes.

Wendy Weiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Weiser

Voter registration is the gateway to voting. But our registration system relies on 19th century practices, and, leaves millions of eligible voters out of the political process.

How to Win Back Same-Sex Marriage In California - Voter Registration

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

All LGBT organizations need to make voter registration the number one activity between now and next October 18th.