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Hurry Up and Vote

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I like election day. It's like a block party, but better organized.

Inspired By Abraham To Vote

Usra Ghazi | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Usra Ghazi

It is my hope that whichever candidates they choose, Muslims across the country will kick up the dust and stand under the same sun that warmed the faces of Prophets Moses, Jesus, Muhammad and Abraham to continue the legacy of responsible, civic duty on Election Day.

Voter Suppression Insults Democracy

Chris Williams | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Williams

It shouldn't be an arduous endeavor to cast your vote in this country. Why are Republicans so defiant in letting citizens vote? They claim to be the party of values and virtue, which is quite the feigned juxtaposition.

Democrats Settle Lawsuits Over Early Voting

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 11.06.2012 | Miami

Florida Democrats reached settlement agreements Monday with the three South Florida counties the party sued over early voting issues. The lawsuit,...

Luke Johnson

Early Voting Chaos Continues | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- The battle over ballot access continued across the country Monday, as Republican Party operatives and elected officials pressed forward with ...

It's Time for States to Step Up and Educate Voters About Their Voting Rights

Wendy Weiser | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Wendy Weiser

With only a day left before Election Day, states need to step up and educate voters about their voting laws. Every voter deserves clear information about what they need to do to vote, and this responsibility lies with local election officials. Our democracy depends on it.

A Superstorm at the Ballot Box

Scott Stringer | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Scott Stringer

As we head into Election Day, Hurricane Sandy underscores how decades of poor policy decisions regarding voter registration and access to the ballot have created significant barriers to political participation across the Empire State.

Vote NOW

Joanna Popper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Joanna Popper

I voted early last week. I waited three hours in the sun. When I finally got to the voting booth I spent another 25 minutes on the ballot even with two cheat sheets for amendments and questions.

Early Voting Results 2012: Latest Figures From Key States

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Early voting results figures are beginning to trickle out in key presidential battleground states across the country. Actual vote tallies will not ...

Mark Blumenthal

Early Voting In 2012 A Challenge For Pollsters But Not A 'Disaster' | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With polls continuing to show President Barack Obama holding small but significant leads over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in sever...

Jennifer Bendery

Early Voting Lines In Cleveland Run For Blocks | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

CLEVELAND -- Early voters here are waiting in line for more than two hours in the cold to beat the rush on Election Day. Surprisingly, the scene fe...

Amanda Terkel

Florida Early Voting Mayhem: Voters Face Long Lines At The Polls As Rick Scott Refuses To Budge | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once again, Florida and its problems at the polls are at the center of an election. Early voting is supposed to make it easier for pe...

Key Early Voting Decision Extended

AP | GARY FINEOUT and BETH FOUHY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A judge extended early voting hours in one Florida county Sunday after Democrats sued to allow more time in a presidential battl...

Emergency Lawsuit Filed Over Florida Early Voting

Posted 11.05.2012 | Miami

There was no sympathy from the state for Floridians who have reportedly waited as long as eight hours to vote early, prompting Florida Democrats to fi...

Scott Stands In The Way Of Early Voting

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By GARY FINEOUT, ASSOCIATED PRESS Florida Democrats are going to court to get several counties in the state to offer more time for voting before El...

Dan Froomkin

Early Voting Experience In N.C. Bodes Ill For Civility On Election Day | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

If Election Day goes anything like the past 17 days of early voting in North Carolina, here's what you can expect at your local precincts on Tuesday: ...

Democrats Lead In Voting Early In Florida, Nevada

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Democrats have carved out an early-voting lead in Florida ahead of this Tuesday's election, carrying an advantage of 104,000 ballots cast. Although...

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.

Obama Seems To Have Early Lead In Key States

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states...

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.

Fighting Voter Suppression in Florida With Operation Lemonade

Etan Thomas | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Etan Thomas

We need to make sure that hard work actually pays off -- and people are equipped with the proper tools. Where responsibility is rewarded, everyone has a fair shot, does their fair share and plays by the same rules. That's what this election comes down to.

Swing-State County With Bad Voting Rep Still Can't Get It Together

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

A Florida county that was the focus of national attention for ballot-counting issues in 2000 is back under the spotlight with electoral problems this ...

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.

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 ...

WATCH: Biden Goes On Letterman

Posted 11.02.2012 | Comedy

Mitt Romney may refuse to go on "Late Show with David Letterman," but now, both members of the Democratic presidential ticket have appeared on the pro...