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It's Time for 'Freedom Summer 2015'

Mary Buffett | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

We need to have a national effort to counteract what has taken place in the last decade. We need to restore the millions of names that have been purged from the voter rolls.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Residents Face Long Lines After Voting Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Ferguson, Missouri, faced long lines at polls Tuesday after a push by voting rights advocates encouraging residents of the St....

Turn Out and Turn Up: The Key to Millennial Voting

Courtney Sokol | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Courtney Sokol

I would argue that Election Day should be celebrated as a joyous occasion. What could be a happier event than getting to participate directly in the democratic process?

Find Your Polling Place

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

The midterm elections take place Tuesday, Nov. 4, and control of the Senate is one of the many things at stake. You can find your polling place by ...

Samantha Lachman

Georgia Court Ruling May 'Wreak Havoc' On Election Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voting rights advocates are considering legal options after a Georgia judge denied their lawsuit that would have compelled the state to ...

Judge Weighs Whether To Get Involved In Fight Over Georgia Voter Registration

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration...

Make Your Election Day Game Plan!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. These elections affect all of us; it is critical to weigh in on that issues that matter most to you!

The Best Ways to Increase Voter Registration, and Voting

John A. Tures | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wherever traditionally under-registered people congregate, this has the potential to do more than reach people in a partisan fashion, or by phone or email.

Why Powerful Forces Want to Curb the Youth Vote -- and Why We Can't Let Them

Keith Mestrich | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Powerful forces, acutely aware of the threat the American youth vote could pose to their interests, are actively working to silence the power of young people at the polls prior to November's midterm elections. We need to make sure they don't succeed.

Igor Bobic

St. Louis County Says, Oops, There Was No Surge In Ferguson Voter Registration

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis County Board of Elections said Tuesday that officials had erroneously compiled numbers showing a surge in voter registrati...

'Turn Out For What:' Lil Jon Has Got The Beat To Make Your Booty Go Vote

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

If "turn down for what" is a rhetorical question about why one would cease partying, "turn out for what" represents the calculation about how to motiv...

Voter Registration Rises In Ferguson Since Death Of Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: Oct. 7 -- The St. Louis County Board of Elections has drastically revised its count of new voter registrations in Ferguson, Missouri, since th...

Samantha Lachman

Group With Ties To Kochs Mails Out Incorrect Voter Registration Info To... A Cat?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

A conservative group with financial and political ties to the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch sent hundreds of North Carolina voters -- an...

Here Are All the Ways You Can Celebrate National Voter Registration Day!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

We come from all walks of life, and we vote for lots of different reasons. But today, all Americans deserve the chance to stand up for what matters most to them. And the best way to do that is to register and vote.

Vote or... Just Vote

Christina Gagnier | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Christina Gagnier

Does the form seem long? It is really not that bad. Trouble getting to the polls? You can elect absentee.

I Have Four Numbers I Think About Every Day

Page Gardner | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Page Gardner

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, and a great opportunity to remind eligible Americans to register to vote and participate in our democracy.

Limiting Voter Participation in the Middle of Crisis

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

When we look at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the tragic death of Michael Brown, we are reminded of the importance of who we elect to our city councils, who sits on our local board of education committees, who we pick to represent us in Congress, in the Senate and more.

#After Ferguson, 100% Voting and Race Conversations

Laura Barrett | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Ever so tentatively, it feels like a new day is dawning here in the Show-Me state -- a day in which many residents are challenging their local and state police around basic law enforcement procedures.

The Best Way to Celebrate Women's Equality Day? Register to Vote!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Elisabeth MacNamara

This week as we celebrate Women's Equality Day, we reflect on the brave suffragists who helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted...

Friday Talking Points -- Big and Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to focus on the aftermath and ramifications of what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past few weeks. It even reached international proportions, as both Egypt and Russia got in a few digs at American police and protesters.

Voter Registration in Ferguson Inspires Rather Than Disgusts

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 10.22.2014 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

For all those who loved "Big Mike," and all the other unnamed youth who have died to "justifiable" or "legal interventions" by law officers and know that Ferguson deserves change: be inspired -- register and vote for justice and for the fulfilled promise of peace.

Missouri GOP Director Denounces Voter Registration Efforts In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Republicans are lashing out at activists in Ferguson, Missouri, who are using the protests over the death of Michael Brown -- an unarmed black teenage...

The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised More Than $13 Million -- Meanwhile, Medical Research Has Been Cut By Billions

Matthew Segal | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Matthew Segal

While their videos have been unquestionably successful in terms of raising awareness (1.2 million videos uploaded) and funds ($13.3 million contributed) on behalf of an intractable disease, they have overlooked the most important message of all: vote.

Roundtable Discussion: Mississippi Freedom Summer

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

In the summer of 1964, nearly 1,000 college students from across the country traveled to Mississippi to carry out a dangerous mission. For 10 harrowing weeks over what came to be known as Mississippi Freedom Summer, they worked to help African American citizens exercise their Constitutional right to vote.

Justice Department Asks Judge To Block State's Sweeping Voter Law

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 10 (Reuters) - North Carolina's overhauled election law should be halted before the midte...