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.
October 26, 2012 -
President Obama won three Southern states en route to the White House in 2008. What's happened in the South's swing states? Is it any different than what's happened in the rest of the country? And can he still win?
October 3, 2012 -
Are you a blogger, reporter or otherwise involved in media? Do you want to cover the big stories in the upcoming elections about voting rights and money in politics? Then come to the Institute's media training in North Carolina this weekend.
August 31, 2012 -
A key provision of the nearly half-century-old Voting Rights Act has been instrumental in reversing new restrictions on voting in the South. But the measure's days may be numbered.
August 10, 2012 -
Latinos are a fast-growing electoral force -- but will they realize their political potential in November?
July 12, 2012 -
To quell criticism of the state's new voter ID law, Tennessee lawmakers offered to provide free photo IDs to those without one. But the state's own data shows that the program is reaching only a fraction of voters who will need it to vote this fall.
July 5, 2012 -
A year ago, it looked like the war over voting was a once-sided rout for lawmakers pushing photo ID and other new voting restrictions. But through organizing and litigation, voting rights advocates have forced a draw in key Southern states -- and in some cases, scored big victories.