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Online Voter Registration: Improving Access to Voting

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Secure online voter registration is a crucial, common sense step in modernizing our nation's voting system, and we're committed to making sure it is available to all eligible voters.

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.

Where is Quinn's amendatory veto pen when we need it?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

VETO PEN Three weeks ago Gov. Pat Quinn used his amendatory veto power to eliminate funding for lawmaker salaries after they failed to meet his July 9...

Where was Quinn's veto pen when we needed it?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Reboot Illinois is all about reform in Illinois government and nothing is better for improving government than a large and active electorate. So the ...

Who Registers to Vote Online?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Who uses online voter registration? Which party may benefit? Data provided by the Maryland State Board of Elections illuminates patterns of online voter registration use.

Does This Trend Mean Doom For The GOP?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.23.2013 | San Francisco

California Democrats did something the party hasn't managed to accomplish since 1883 this last November--gaining a supermajority in both houses of the...

Why Young Voters Stay Home

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

States should implement online voter registration and Congress should force states with voter ID laws to accept college identification cards at the po...

Missed Opportunities: Virginia General Assembly Should Have Focused on Improving Virginia Elections

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

The 2012 presidential election taught us that while Virginia has yet to face pervasive "Florida-like" havoc, its elections could use a makeover. Here are five changes the General Assembly could have embraced to ensure open, fair and more efficient elections in 2013.

SO EASY: Register To Vote Online!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.19.2012 | Los Angeles

While some states are making voting more difficult with voter ID laws, California has just made voting easier than ever. With only about a month un...

Voter ID Takes A Toll On Pennsylvania Voting

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

Within hours of a judge passing down a decision upholding Pennsylvania's strict new voter ID law, the state announced that it was scrapping two voter ...

Online Colorado Voter Registration Attracts Predominantly Male Republicans

The Denver Post | Burt Hubbard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The initial batch of voters registering online in Colorado are decidedly male and Republican. In the first three months of the system's debut, almo...

Student and Youth Voters Face Higher Hurdles Than Others to Register and Vote in 2010

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian J. Siebel

Students and other millennials are an important and growing portion of the electorate. They will be 20% of the voting age population in 2010, up from...

How the World Votes

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

As Americans, we are proud of the strides we have made over time to extend the voting franchise to all citizens, however halting these steps may have been.