2022 midterm elections
May 25, 2023 -
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear an appeal of a ruling that ordered South Carolina to redraw its congressional map after a lower court found it discriminated against Black voters. The ruling could leave communities of color with fewer protections against racial discrimination in elections.
January 27, 2023 -
Republican state lawmakers across the South are creating harsh new penalties for even minor voting infractions — an effort that advocates worry could curb the surge in electoral participation the region has experienced in recent years.
December 1, 2022 -
During this election cycle, rural and low-income voters proved to be crucial voting blocs in many races nationwide — including in Southern states. Organizers emphasize the importance of engaging with these communities, which will continue to play a critical role in shaping Southern and national politics.
November 18, 2022 -
Voters across the South weighed in on dozens of high-profile ballot initiatives in this year's general election, directly shaping policy on matters including reproductive rights, prison labor, and ballot measures themselves. In another election to be held next month, Louisiana voters will consider three ballot measures, including one to bar noncitizens from voting in local elections.
November 18, 2022 -
The kind of large-scale disruptions that many election observers feared didn't materialize during this year's general election in Southern states, but systemic barriers continue to impair voters' ability to cast a ballot.
September 14, 2022 -
As deputy director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Volz was a leader in the fight to pass Amendment 4, which returned the right to vote to over a million Floridians with past felony convictions. He talked with Facing South about Florida's ongoing attacks on returning citizens, mobilization for the midterm elections, and the future of the movement to end felony disenfranchisement.
August 9, 2022 -
A recent study from the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice details how racism is behind state laws that suppress voter participation. The analysis comes as the nation gears up for midterm elections in which voters of color will play a crucial role.