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Democrats Leaving Mail Ballots on the Table

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Democrats are returning the mail ballots at a lower rate than Republicans, leading to wide disparities among the ballots that have been cast compared to the ballots that are still sitting on kitchen tables across the country.

Republican Arrested For Trying To Vote Twice

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Roxanne Rubin, a registered Republican from Henderson, Nev., was arrested Friday on a felony charge of attempting to vote twice in the same election. ...

Things That Shouldn't Decide the Outcome (But Might)

Mike Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Edwards

Obama seems to have a lead in the Electoral College, although even that is less assured today than in was three weeks ago. It is increasingly likely that either the national vote total or the Electoral College be decided by a very small percentage of voters.

Share Your Voice in Our Future by Voting Tuesday

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

The future of our nation, Michigan and Wayne County rests with you and other voters. Do not give up your right to vote! I encourage you to become familiar with your ballot by reviewing it online and deeply considering each candidate and issue.

My Vote for Your Future: A Letter to Larkin

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

The following is a letter to my granddaughter, Larkin, who was born last year. Maybe when you become a grandmother, your perspective on a lot of things changes. As I think about what kind of world my beautiful granddaughter will live in, it's hard to overstate how important this year's election really is.

Women! Want More? Vote More!

Kamala Lopez | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Kamala Lopez

Did you know that if simply the women registered to vote actually voted, the impact would be decisive? Studies show that the female vote, if exercised, would be a game changer.

Notes From an Overseas Voter

Corinne Purtill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Corinne Purtill

I know that voting absentee is technically the same as voting on Election Day. The US Postal Service insists that Sandy won't disrupt voting by mail. Even Obama voted early. Fine. But I still have a hard time believing that overseas votes aren't just shoved into a pile to be opened only in cases of electoral emergency.

Don't Waste Your Time Telling Employees How to Vote

Jeffrey Pfeffer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Small Business
Jeffrey Pfeffer

The last thing a company facing a difficult economy and competitive challenges needs is a CEO that uses communications channels with employees to introduce yet another distraction: politics.

Eight Ohio Counties Ripe for Election Fraud

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Keith Thomson

In 2010, computer scientists from the University of Michigan and Princeton hacked a touch-screen voting machine, installing the video game Pac-Man. Could comparable voting systems in Ohio be subverted to alter the presidential vote tally?

Voting Shouldn't Be So Hard!

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 11.02.2012 | New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Voting needs to become more accessible and more convenient. Why don't election officials work to expand opportunities for citizens to vote? Here are three recommendations to improve our democracy and increase civic engagement.

Keeping Voters' Tongues in Check

Nataly Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nataly Kelly

As we witness the presidential candidates carefully minding their language in the run-up to the election, perhaps we should pay less attention to the remarks that are tongue-in-cheek, and more attention to whether or not they will keep the rights of Americans who speak many tongues in check.

New Site Tracks Voting Issues -- Our Vote Live

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Real big news, Our Vote Live (OVL) just launched this morning. I supported the good folks at Election Protection, Lawyers' Committee, NOI, and Ushahidi who developed and launched this site.

Sarah Bufkin

Survey: Youth Engagement Up Ahead Of Election Day, Young Voters Leaning To Obama | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Youth voters are engaging with this year's presidential campaign in increasing numbers as Election Day nears, according to a new survey ...

Protecting Our Future

David Orr | Posted 01.02.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

Regardless of who wins next week's election, we have a problem. The stampede of money, ads and anti-democratic laws unleashed this election compromise the promise of equality between rich and poor, employer and worker, black, brown and white.

Meet 4-Year-Old Tired of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Abigael Evans became an Internet sensation this week after her mother Elizabeth filmed her crying over a case of election fatigue. Now, we talk to her about her take on the election and the story behind her viral video, "Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."

The Joys of Third Party Voting, or How I Learned to Love the Electoral College

Tung Yin | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Tung Yin

If enough people vote for third party candidates, then the winner of the election can well find himself (or herself, in a future election) with less than 50 percent of the popular vote, as has happened numerous times, and therefore much less of a claim to any sort of mandate.

'Not Voting Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Filmmaker Errol Morris has teamed up with to release a new video series aimed at encouraging young voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. ...

Regarding Frank Zappa

Gail Zappa | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Gail Zappa

This is gonna be about exercising your right to vote. And it is going to be about Frank Zappa -- maybe some stuff you didn't know about either subject but might, given the fast approaching Day of Destiny for our next four years, be of interest to you.

Steve Carell Gets Serious About Voting

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

Actor and funny man Steve Carell gets serious about voting in a new video for Our Time. "You should want to vote, because voting is a right and a p...

WATCH: Should Election Day Be Postponed?

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

With 20 percent of the country affected by Sandy and millions without power, access to voting this Election Day will be difficult, if not impossible, ...

My First Time: A Love Story

Michael W. Waters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a bright and sunny day, reminiscent of the early days of spring. It was actually late fall in Houston, November, to be exact. I was 18, a high school senior, and ready to take on the world.

WATCH: Voting Doesn't Matter, Claim Idiots

Posted 11.01.2012 | Comedy

Remember when your roommate tried to mask laziness and/or cynicism with an actual political point of view, namely that voting doesn't matter, because,...

Call It Democracy 2012: An Electoral Storm

Matt Kohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Kohn

There is no better time than the present for American citizens to take a look at the history of presidential elections through the lens of the Electoral College.

Is Romney's Lead With Independents a Mirage?

Nick Gourevitch | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Nick Gourevitch

2012-11-01-pollster.jpgHow can two polls show the same top-line result (50 percent - 50 percent) with such different party identification advantages?

This Is What Early Voting Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

The presidential election isn't until next Tuesday, but in 32 states and the District of Columbia, residents will have the option of voting early. ...