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Democrats Strike Back At GOP Voting Measures

AP | IVAN MORENO and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register...

Motor Voter at 20: Successes and Challenges

Miles Rapoport | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

Almost 16 million Americans have registered or re-registered every year under National Voter Registration Act provisions. Many people today don't remember a time when they couldn't register at their local DMV. Yet, there is work to be done.

Celebrating the NVRA: 20 Years of Increasing Access to the Vote

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Monday, May 20, marks the 20th anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, the monumental legislation that protects and enhances the ability of Americans to register to vote.

Colorado Passed Broad Election Reform, Other States Should Follow

Myrna Pérez | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics
Myrna Pérez

Some states continue to push needless restrictions on the ability of citizens to participate in elections, and voters and their advocates must remain vigilant against any such efforts. Still, the trend is unmistakable: After years of backsliding, states are embracing free, fair, and accessible elections.

City Lowers Voting Age To 16!

AP | Posted 06.07.2013 | DC

TAKOMA PARK, Md. -- A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16. ...

Right-wing: Regulating Gun Rights -- Bad; Regulating Voting Rights -- Good.

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

For the right-wing, shooting must be protected from any restrictions. Voting, however, must be as restricted as possible.

We Can Fix That

Penda D. Hair | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Protecting our democracy starts with protecting the fundamental right to vote. The U.S. is one of only eleven of the 119 democratic countries in the world that do not explicitly provide the right to vote in their Constitutions.

Ryan J. Reilly

Witness ‘Disgusted' Felony Voter Fraud Charges Dropped Against GOP Contractor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Virginia store manager who witnessed a young Republican contractor toss voter registration forms into a dumpster back in October sai...

16-Year-Olds Might Vote In This MD City

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- One Maryland city is considering an amendment to lower its voting age to 16, which would make it home to America's youngest voters. T...

Protecting Voting Rights Is Not "Crazy"

Spencer Overton | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Spencer Overton

I attended yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in the Arizona voter registration case. The argument went well generally, but Justice Alito suggested the Justices would create a "crazy" double standard by requiring that Arizona election officials accept the federal registration form. Alito's concerns are unwarranted.

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Voter Registration Case: Justices Weigh Proof Of Citizenship

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday weighed whether the state of Arizona should be allowed to create additional hurdles to voting that go beyond...

Supreme Court To Struggle With Contentious Case

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND and JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will struggle this week with the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by deman...

The Fight for the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA): "It's Now Up to Us to See That It Gets Done"

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Commonly known as the "Motor Voter Act," the NVRA streamlined voter registration. If the Supreme Court rules against the NVRA, states would be free to pass laws that could restrict voter registration activities and thereby prevent eligible citizens from registering to vote.

Employees Of Group Hired By Florida GOP Admit Fraud

AP | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Two employees of a company once aligned with the Republican Party of Florida admitted to law-enforcement authorities that they forged voter registrati...

Rep. Clyburn on Empowering Voter Rights

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the fate of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it is important now more than ever to pass new federal laws to protect the right to vote.

2013: Make-or-Break Year for Voting Rights

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Not one, but two critical voting rights cases will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this year. The Court's decisions will set the framework for election efforts for decades to come.

Why Young Voters Stay Home

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

States should implement online voter registration and Congress should force states with voter ID laws to accept college identification cards at the po...

The GOP's New Twist on Shock and Aww

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.16.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Playtex knows that in America sex can sell almost anything -- even toilet paper. So the logical next question is, of course, can it sell the GOP? And recent events make it look like Republicans are desperate enough to find out.

Chelsea Kiene

How To Fix Long Lines On Election Day: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the federal government works to address the long lines and administrative problems voters nationwide faced on Election Day, a new rep...

Teen 'Rights' of Passage

Erica DeMichiel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Teen
Erica DeMichiel

I never want to get lost on the road, and I never want to vote for the politician just because she has the coolest name on the ballot. I want to be a better driver, and I want to be a more informed American.

Detectives On The Hunt For One 'Barack H. Obama'

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

PITTSBURGH -- A Pennsylvania detective is trying to figure out how an apparent prankster was able to fill out a 2008 voter registration card signed "B...

Top 10 Voter Suppression Moments of 2012

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Largely driven by a spate of new laws and policies, including new restrictions on the type of ID that voters can use and flawed voter purges, conservative legislatures stopped at nothing to make it harder to register to vote, harder to cast a ballot, and harder to have a vote counted.

The Path to Free, Fair and Accessible Elections for Every American

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

As more and more Americans use the Internet for daily tasks like paying bills and banking, states must develop online voter registration programs to modernize registration and make it more efficient.

Holder: Voter Registration Should Be Automatic

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

BOSTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that U.S. election officials should register eligible voters automatically a...

Gov. Walker, GOP Allies Put Voter Suppression Ahead of Helping the Middle Class

Jon Richards | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Jon Richards

Instead of finding compromise, being straight with the public and keeping their promises, Walker and Republicans like him would rather eliminate their competition by creating hurdles to the voting booth for people who don't agree with them.