Based on reports from across the city, two types of problems stood out over most: ballot reader malfunctions at polling places and confusion over NPP (No Party Preference) Voters, independent voters who are allowed to vote in the Democratic Party but need a crossover ballot to do so.
There's a certain Republican politician in the news lately who stubbornly refuses to acknowledge reality. He can't bring himself to admit just how many times he's been defeated in the courts.
ATTENTION CALIFORNIA VOTERS: Plans for suppressing California voters are in the works already. If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of voter...
For us Latinos, the consensus that climate change is real and that the federal government must intervene to fight it is practically unanimous, and even today, it's far higher than that of the population in general.
The current primary/caucus system is complicated, prone to error, corruptible and now, it seems, perhaps prone to discounting even those who legitimately cast their votes.
I had agreed to testify in a federal trial challenging a series of new election laws in Wisconsin. Why me? From my perspective as a voter registration volunteer and poll worker, I bore witness to the fact that these laws have deterred qualified citizens from registering and voting.
Cracking down on voter fraud? Or looking for an edge? ...
This article originally appeared on Millenation.com in April 2016. The countless numbers of volunteers who spend hours phone banking, canvassing, hos...
"Queering" the issues is not so much an action to be done but a recognition that as queer people we face many challenges and oftentimes need extra support because we are queer.
Voter ID laws are not meant to save the nation from the imagined blight of voter fraud. They are meant to benefit the coffers of law enforcement, who can go after poor voters for unpaid fines, and they are a boon to collection agencies, who can attempt to collect on old debts with added interest.
If Dr. King's "March on Ballot Boxes" speech has taught us anything, it is that we cannot afford to be complacent. We must do everything within our power to push for progress in our community. We must ensure that our voices are heard -- and that our voices will drown out those who strive to reverse the social advancements we have fought so hard to achieve.
We have so many races where turnout is not only embarrassingly pathetic, but also enormously consequential -- no matter which side of the aisle you reside on. Ironically, the one citizen who may be most aware of our anemic participation rate is the man sitting in the Oval Office.
It is unfair, and un-American, to be taxed while being denied the right to participate fully in the process to elect our representatives. The 1965 Voting Rights Act reformed our democracy in unprecedented ways. Without it, we are seeing various schemes to disenfranchise voters succeed.
Confusion makes my job much harder and less rewarding, but -- far more important -- voter confusion is the enemy of a healthy democracy. The need for public confidence in fair and impartial elections is at the very heart of why I choose to volunteer as a poll worker.
As members of Congress -- as well as one candidate for the presidency -- repeatedly speak about rolling back women's reproductive rights, it's time to take a hard look at the actual status of women in the United States.
Voting rights are under assault by Republicans! Their party is going to extreme lengths to suppress the vote of traditional Democratic constituencies like the young and minorities. Their tactics, a throwback to an earlier, uglier era are working.