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First Votes Cast in New Hampshire Primary

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The first absentee overseas ballots have been returned for the New Hampshire presidential primary. The Pew Center on the States reports that 25 of the 163 ballots sent to overseas military and civilian voters have been returned.

Restrictive Voting Laws Threaten to Disenfranchise Millions

Voto Latino | Posted 01.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Voter ID laws will make voting more difficult for the millions who currently don't have acceptable government-issued IDs.

Joshua Hersh

Egypt Elections: A Surge For Islamists Leaves Many Wondering What Comes Next | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt -- A massive election turnout in this largely conservative Muslim coastal city has contributed to what many are estimating to be a s...

What You Can Achieve

Monique Ruffin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

I called my uncle Michael the other day, just to say hello. He often complains that I only call him when I need money or something. He's right, and I ...

The American Spring

Ronald Ricker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Ronald Ricker

Somewhere, sometime, accelerating rapidly recently, we Americans have lost it--the American Dream. We were the land of opportunity, the land of equa...

Joshua Hersh

Egypt Elections: Day One's Peaceful Proceedings A Pleasant Surprise | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

CAIRO -- At the end of a day that many feared could have easily spiraled into calamity, poll workers across Egypt sealed up ballot boxes with red wax ...

Power to the People: They Have It Now But Haven't Used It

Ed Koch | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Protesters in the streets often shout the slogan, "Power to the People." The people already have the power to change and improve our society by removing from office those elected officials who have failed in their obligations.

Latinos Building Power, Shaping America's Future

Maria Teresa Kumar | Posted 01.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Maria Teresa Kumar

There's never been a more pivotal moment for Latinos to flex our collective power, and move our community and our country forward.

How to Use Modern Crowdsourcing Apps to Keep an Eye on the Original Crowdsourcing App

Ben Berkowitz | Posted 01.07.2012 | Media
Ben Berkowitz

The original crowdsourcing app, the voter booth, is going to be put to use tomorrow in thousands of municipalities around the United States. This once...

Max J. Rosenthal

States Attack Voting Rights | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than one million students attend colleges, universities and technical schools in Texas. But because of the state's new voter identi...

A Win for Workers, and for Us All

Randi Weingarten | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has taken on new meaning. The people of Ohio used their citizen veto decisively to repeal legislation that would have stripped police officers, teachers, firefighters and other public workers of their right to bargain collectively.

Vote for an End to Discrimination

Shantha Rau Barriga | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Shantha Rau Barriga

I voted on Tuesday. I climbed up the steps of the building where the voting took place, signed in, and voted. Democracy in action. But imagine if you needed someone to carry you up and down the stairs.

Irish Presidential Election With Instant Runoff Voting: Voter Choice Without "Spoilers"

Rob Richie | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Rob Richie

We're approaching a time where states and cities will have an easy decision to make: uphold majority rule in one election or keep a plurality voting system that delivers questionable results and broken politics.

Traditional Voting Fails; Alternative Works

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Saturday was "move your money" day. Wall Street banks won't tell how many customers they lost. But depositors, more than 78,000 of whom pledged to make the move, made their point. They voted differently. They voted with their feet and their wallets. And they won.

WATCH LIVE 9:30 AM ET: Creating the Voting Rights Act of 2012

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact
Jacob Soboroff

Why Tuesday? is relaunching for the 2012 cycle with an event broadcast live from the Newseum. We will be officially unveiling our new website, a new video, our 2012 Candidate Challenge, and we're hosting a live panel discussion about your right to vote.

What Voting, Sex and Exercise Have in Common

Penny Love | Posted 01.05.2012 | Women
Penny Love

"You might not want to take the time to do it but you always feel better after you do" -- and 14 other things voting, exercise and sex have in common.

Skinner Box Elections and the Political Slot Machine: Why Young People Won't Play in 2012

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Included at the core of the Occupy Wall Street movement's appeal to young people is a belief that America's electoral system is broken beyond repair. We don't even see a reason for winning anymore.

Overcoming Old Obstacles to Democracy in 2012

Elliot Ackerman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Elliot Ackerman

A Gallup poll out this week shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans say they'd replace the Electoral College with a straight popular vote, a number that's been consistent for more than a decade.

Generation Y's Wall Street SPO

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 12.27.2011 | College
Amy Goldwasser

My generation needs to admit that we have a problem. Hi, we are Generation Y, and we are overly entitled consumption addicts with expectations that are incongruous with a finite world.

The American Nightmare

Josh Cohenzadeh | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Josh Cohenzadeh

As an average American I believe it is our duty to ensure that democracy works as our forefathers intended it. Each person needs to vote for what is best for him or her in their current financial condition, not in the situation they wish to be in 20 years from now.

The Importance of Political Beliefs in College

Uloop | Posted 12.16.2011 | College

College is the place for you to figure out yourself and your future. Keeping up on the politics of today can help you get a job, as well as make decisions that will impact your lifestyle.

What the Republicans Won't Say

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Tonight, the candidates on stage will not discuss the bill passed just last week by the House that would make it legal for hospitals to allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion if it would save her life.

Occupy the Airwaves!

Duane Elgin | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media
Duane Elgin

TV stations are not the enemy -- public apathy is! What is required is that the public claim it's ownership of the airwaves and organize itself in a way that transcends special interests.

The Day the Parties Died

Krist Novoselic | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Krist Novoselic

Our country is founded on great moments. A great moment is now upon us to leverage technology and change politics to accommodate the demands of the emerging digital democracy.

Bilingual Voting Ballots Ordered In 25 States

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide...