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Ryan J. Reilly

Nearly Half Of Americans Live In Places Where Election Officials Admit Long Lines Are A Problem | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of Americans live in precincts where long lines at the voting booth were a problem in the 2012 election cycle, according to ...

Study Shows Minorities Faced Longer Wait Times To Vote

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

A new report by Charles Stewart III, a professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shows that non-white voters faced ...

Feds Called To Investigate Problems At The Polls

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Three congressional Democrats asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday to study the "underlying causes" that forced voters to wait...

Rick Scott Subject Of Critical Florida Democrats' Video

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Florida Democrats released a web ad on Thursday linking Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) to the long voting lines encountered by voters in the state in 2012. ...

We Need the President's Election Commission

Will Crossley | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Will Crossley

Desilene Victor's determination to vote was applauded last Tuesday by the joint session of Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike. With her story, and with his commission, the president has summoned us to our shared obligation to protect the right to vote.

Universal 'Vote-by-Mail' Eliminates Lines, Protects Against Fraud and Intimidation

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Repairing our banana-republic voting system does not require the genius of the Obama and Romney campaign attorneys.

Jason Linkins

Voting Reform Initiatives Are Probably Doomed | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Way back when President Barack Obama was reelected in November, his celebratory speech included this shout-out to the hundreds of thousands of voters ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Inauguration Speech Gives Voting Rights A Shout-Out | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said during his inauguration speech on Monday that it was up to this generation to carry on the work of previous ...

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...

Three Ways to Fix Our Democracy

Erik Opsal | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York
Erik Opsal

America is the world's leading democracy, but that doesn't mean there aren't improvements to be made. By modernizing registration, ending government dysfunction and combating Citizens United, we can put the people back in charge.

Share Your Voting Experience With The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Did you vote? How did it go? The Huffington Post wants to hear your voting experiences. Email us at with your stories...

Voter Turnout: Hours Extended At One NC Polling Place

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Earlier today, voters encountered lines at some Triangle precincts, but the waits abated by the afternoon. Earl...

McCain's Home State Under Threat? Long Lines Of Dems In Arizona

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico is reporting, via a photo and comment from one of its readers, that Arizona is seeing long voting lines: A reader sends in the above, notin...

Penn State: 1000 Youth in Line to Vote at 7am

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

The youth vote is likely to make up 25% of the electorate today and is a powerful national voice that is demanding green jobs and clean energy to reinvigorate and re-power our economy.

Here's My Take #5: What HuffPost's Community Thinks Authorities Should Do About Long Waits At Polling Places

Jennifer Bogut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Bogut

Here's My Take #5: Results Post QUESTION: What should be done on Tuesday, 11/4, to mitigate wait time and chaos at the polls? This can be at the local, state or federal level....or at all three if you have the gumption.

90 Second Video: Prepare For Election Day. Protect Your Rights.

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

This is a 90 second video with last-minute strategies to weather election day and protect your vote. So please digg the action alert and this video, so we can spread the word!