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Samantha Lachman

Montana Bill Would Hurt Young Voters, Progressives Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ballot referendum in Montana seeking to eliminate Election Day registration would unfairly disenfranchise young voters, according to T...

One Year After Shelby Decision, States Have Moved to Restrict Voter Access

Penda D. Hair | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Immediately after North Carolina passed the worst voter-suppression law in the country, Advancement Project brought a suit in federal court challenging the law on behalf of the North Carolina NAACP. In light of the avalanche of provisions designed to restrict voting, we had to fight back.

Paul Blumenthal

Activist Aims To Fight Money In Politics From Within

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the past 18 years, Derek Cressman has fought to curb the power of big money in elections while working for the reform groups U.S. PI...

The March + 50: Voting Rights Back in Jeopardy

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Didn't we win this one already? ...

Dear Dems: Stay Home, Dammit!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If Republicans write the rules... ...

Motor Voter at 20: Successes and Challenges

Miles Rapoport | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

Almost 16 million Americans have registered or re-registered every year under National Voter Registration Act provisions. Many people today don't remember a time when they couldn't register at their local DMV. Yet, there is work to be done.

Columnist Can't Cite Evidence That Election-Day Registration Favors Dems

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

John Andrews believes election-day registration favors Democrats, and my point that there no evidence to support his position didn't seem to bother him at all.

Chelsea Kiene

How To Fix Long Lines On Election Day: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the federal government works to address the long lines and administrative problems voters nationwide faced on Election Day, a new rep...

John Celock

Lawmakers 'Endorse Voter Surpression'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Montana House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal same-day voter registration. The repeal, passed on a straig...

John Celock

Big Blow For Voter ID Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Montana lawmakers dealt a blow to voter identification proponents by effectively killing a bill that would have limited voter ID options. The Hous...

Scott Walker's Dramatic Reversal

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has announced he will not end same-day voter registration in the state, after a report concluded it would cost $5.2 mi...

Scott Walker's Son Used Same-Day Registration

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may find same-day voter registration inefficient, but his son apparently finds it quite convenient. According to th...

Gov. Walker, GOP Allies Put Voter Suppression Ahead of Helping the Middle Class

Jon Richards | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Jon Richards

Instead of finding compromise, being straight with the public and keeping their promises, Walker and Republicans like him would rather eliminate their competition by creating hurdles to the voting booth for people who don't agree with them.

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker On Eliminating Same-Day Registration: 'This Is A Ridiculous Issue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is backing away from his support for eliminating same-day voter registration, saying it is a distraction...

Voter ID Top Priority For Wisconsin GOP Leader

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Requiring every Wisconsin voter to show photo ID at the polls is going to be a top priority for the Republican-controlled legislature in the next sess...

Suppressing the Vote? They're Still At It!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Very creative, those Republicans. ...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Poll Workers Speak Out Against Scott Walker's Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin poll workers are speaking out against Gov. Scott Walker's (R) proposal to eliminate same-day voting registration in the state,...

Scott Walker: It Would Be 'Much Better' Without This Piece Of Voting

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

For Wisconsin residents who like registering to vote on Election Day, Gov. Scott Walker (R) has other ideas. During a Friday speech at the Ronald ...

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.

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.

2011 in Review: The Good, the Bad, and What's Ahead in 2012 for Voting Rights

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

While this year we have seen setbacks in several states, we also have seen citizens standing up against attempts to make voting more difficult. We can take the lessons we have learned this year and come out battling in 2012 against these efforts to stop the vote for political gain.

John Celock

UPDATE: Democrats Get Enough Signatures To Overturn Ohio Voting Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Democrats and progressives in Ohio have just over a week to gather 10,000 more petition signatures to force a referendum to overturn the state's contr...

Jordan Howard

Maine Ballot Measure Overturning Voter Registration Law Moves Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers (R) has confirmed that there are enough signatures for a "People's Veto" to be on the ballot in...

Amanda Terkel

Progressives Plot Ballot Initiative Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buoyed by grassroots energy from the protests in Wisconsin earlier this year, progressives are now planning an offensive strategy. Organ...

Fair Voter Access Is Not a Partisan Issue: Just Look at 2010 Elections

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

Upholding fair voter access and protecting voting rights should not be a partisan issue. In our decentralized system however, some states do a better job at protecting these rights than others.