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Weekend Voting

GOP Celebrates Advancement Of Voting Rights They've Undermined

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act, Republicans suggested that the party supports the exact types of voting acces...

Voting Rights -- And Voting Wrongs

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

They don't want you voting. So vote!!!

Friday Talking Points - Seven More Amendments

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There were two political stampedes this week, both towards and then back away from the same man: rancher Cliven Bundy. So, at least for the spectators, it was an amusing week in politics.

Keep People From Voting? It Never Crossed Their Minds! (Right...)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Republicans prefer shutout to turnout......

Wisconsin State Senate Delivers Blow To Early Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate voted Wednesday to end weekend voting before statewide elections and allow lobbyists to make politica...

Voting Rights Should Be More Than a 'Dream'

David Orr | Posted 10.28.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

By requiring photo IDs in the polling place or proof of citizenship when registering, states are imposing unnecessary burdens to deliberately exclude citizens from the election process.

Aaron Sankin

Will This State Introduce Saturday Voting? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

For over 150 years, citizens across the United States have traditionally voted on Tuesdays. However, for many voters, scheduling this most fundamental...

Strengthening the Right to Vote

David Orr | Posted 02.18.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

Prompted by the long waits President Obama criticized in his victory speech on November 6, the Senate is now the official arbiter of dozens of election reform proposals.

Bring Back Same-day Registration to Fix Ohio's Provisional Ballot Problem

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

After my experience with the voter hotline, and seeking the advice and opinions from other volunteers there, I have a few suggestions for moving forward.

Luke Johnson

Ohio Official Makes About-Face On Controversial Voting Move | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Friday rescinded a directive that would have prohibited Ohio counties from setting hours for early voting on the...

Record GOP Turnout, on Saturdays

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Jacob Soboroff

This year I've crisscrossed the country with the help of Participant Media's to find out what the GOP presidential candidates think about moving Election Day to the weekend.

Weekend Voting Will Work

David Orr | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago
David Orr

Weekend voting makes sense for working people and election workers alike. It's time to pass a bill to vote when most people can do it. After all, isn't voting what democracy is all about?

San Francisco Goes to the Ballot Box for Electoral Reform

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

The Saturday Voting Act, a proposition that would require San Francisco to open all polling places on the Saturday before Election Day, is an innovation that could significantly boost voter turnout.

WATCH>> Obama, Biden Election Reform

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

Now they're running-mates, but last October Obama told me he supported the idea of weekend voting to increase voter participation and Biden said he wouldn't necessarily support it.

WATCH>> Bob Barr Doesn't Know Why We Vote On Tuesday

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

"I'll tell you, we need to do something, and we need to do a lot of different things, and changing the voting day is one of the things we need to do. I would sign such legislation."

WATCH>> Pelosi, Gore Like Weekend Voting Idea

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

At Netroots Nation, Gore and Pelosi speak out on the Weekend Voting Act.