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Got First-Time Voters Figured Out? Think again.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Teresa Chin In 2008, an estimated two-thirds of first-time voters supported Barack Obama, causing some analysts to peg 18 to 21-year-olds as a po...

Universal Suffrage

Antonio Ginatta | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Antonio Ginatta

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngInstead of promoting a universal right to vote, many elected officials now seek ways to narrow the franchise, finding ways to limit it, to mold it.

This Is No Way to Win an Election

Sen. Ben Cardin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Sen. Ben Cardin

The act of voting is a right -- not a privilege -- in our country. American men and women have fought and died to defend and to exercise their right to vote. What Republicans are doing across the country is a blatant violation of the civil rights of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans.

From 1920 Through Today, the League of Women Voters Empowers Voters

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

These days, it really seems like we're in a non-stop election cycle; we've been talking about the 2012 presidential campaign since the day after the 2008 election. But when we go to the polls in November there's a lot more than just residency in the Oval Office on the line.

Group Rallies To Restore Weekend Voting Hours In Ohio

Video the Vote | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Video the Vote

Ohio has enjoyed early in-person voting since 2008, which allowed tens of thousands to vote before election day in order to avoid the long lines or po...

Honey Badger Party Announcement -- Tuesday: Roosevelt Bldg.

Randall | Posted 10.27.2012 | Comedy

Do not be afraid to write in your vote for Honey Badger. It will confuse government. Even if we get some votes, it sends the message, "hey! We've had enough!" And indeed, I truly believe, lovers, we have had enough.

State Legislatures Wind Down, Purge Programs Pick Up

Diana Kasdan | Posted 10.27.2012 | Miami
Diana Kasdan

This recent uptick in efforts to purge the voter rolls is the latest example of politicians and political operatives manipulating the rules to their own advantage to protect their own interests, not the rights of voters.

Game of Thrones Guy, George R. R. Martin, Opposes Attacks on Voting Rights

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes a really good writer can really get to the point really well. In his blog, George R. R. Martin says: I am way too busy these days for long...

Open Your American Heart

Monique Ruffin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

Over the last four years I've struggled in my support of President Obama, but my heart continues to tell me that his policies, and not those of today's Republican leadership, are our best option if we want all of our citizens to have a chance at freedom and prosperity.

A Giant Step Backward for Voters in Nevada and Beyond

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

A "none of the above" voting option allows Americans to articulate their disappointment with individual candidates and political parties while still being actively involved in the political process. States should be expanding this option, not eliminating it.

WATCH: The Case For Letting Felons Vote

Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

In many states, felons lose their right to vote as a consequence of their crimes. But is this just? HuffPost Live host Mike Sacks poses the questio...

The New Segregation: How Voting Laws Could Destroy Republicans and America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The last week has been all about Paul Ryan: his infamous budget, his fiscal extremism, his disdain for social safety nets like Medicaid, Medicare, and...

Race, Religion, Women, Economic Privilege Are the Issues, So Let's Talk About Them

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

I am a Sikh. I am a Muslim. I am poor. I am rich. I am a woman. I am my brother. I am my neighbor's child. I am the person who will lose my voting rights.

WATCH: Your Turn: Women Voting

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

Statistics show that a large percentage of women didn't vote in the 2008 presidential election. Politics affect all of us, so I think all women should...

Share Your Stories of Voter Suppression

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers

Recently I've been coming across messages from some of you who say you just want to give up -- there's so much going wrong in America and the world you feel overwhelmed and helpless. So I wanted to meet you here for a moment, face to face -- so to speak -- with a simple three-word response: get over it.

The Will of the People

William E. White | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
William E. White

Partisanship and rancor are not new. We have not fallen from some republican ideal into a new style of debauchery. Our political battles have been hard-fought and hard-won right from the very beginning.

Defending the Sovereignty of the Indian Nations

Tim Giago | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

One does not have to agree with the decision made by the registered voters of the Cherokee Nation to remove the freed men from their roles, but it is the legal right of this sovereign nation to make that decision. Too many Indians have fought and died to earn that right.

Dan Froomkin

Data Shows How GOP Voter ID Campaign Is Based On Bunk | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

The stated rationale behind the Republican campaign to require voter ID at the polls is utterly baseless, evidence from a new study confirms. Repub...

Paul Ryan Says America Needs Choice: Are Women American Citizens?

Gina Barreca | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Gina Barreca

In his speech Saturday morning, Paul Ryan emphasized the need for Americans to take back its right to choose. Isn't it right to assume that, if we want the government out of off our backs and out of our wallets, we'd also want the government out our wombs?

The False Narrative About Young Voters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Who is the young voter? Youth Radio spoke with Abbey Kiesa of CIRCLE, an organization that specializes in youth political polling and c...

WATCH: Stewart Blasts Fox News' Voter Fraud Hype

Posted 08.09.2012 | Comedy

Anyone tuning into Fox News these past few months has probably noticed a growing trend in what they're covering: voter fraud. They've even gone so far...

From Someone Who Can't Vote: "Democracy Doesn't Stop at the Polls"

Erika Andiola | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

As an undocumented American, and someone who cannot vote, it was very hard to understand why people who have the ability to vote, the simplest and most honorable political action you could take, had no motivation or intention of casting their ballot at the polls.

Dan Froomkin

No One Watching Elections, Ballots As Election Approaches | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As local officials gear up for a national election where razor-thin margins could tip the balance of power, the federal agency establish...

Voter ID Laws: Solving a Nonexistent Problem

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Craig Newmark

All of these voter suppression laws are really targeting minorities, students and the elderly, as well as voters with disabilities. We need to prevent bad legislation from preventing people to vote in the 2012 U.S. election.

What I Learned From My Mother: Registering Voters in the Swing State of Pennsylvania

Janet Mason | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

"Ask and you shall receive" was one of her favorite sayings. If I had had a different mother, there's a good chance that I would have turned out to be one of the people on the street telling me that they don't care (enough) to register to vote.