elections

Voting Rights: How to prevent long lines at the polls

November 20, 2015 - A new report finds that where a voter lives is the single biggest factor in determining Election Day wait lines, with Southern states ranking among the worst. Another big factor is race, with African Americans on average waiting more than twice as long as whites. The report offers suggestions for how to fix the problem.

The right to (not wait to) vote

April 12, 2013 - Lawmakers in North Carolina and Texas are attempting to cut early voting hours. But after Florida's 2012 election fiasco -- and mounting evidence of the racial disparities in who such laws affect -- it could be a tough sell.