national voter registration act
December 16, 2015 -
After issuing two formal warnings about the problem, an alliance of voting rights advocates and affected individuals have sued North Carolina officials for failing to comply with federal laws that require state agencies to help people register to vote.
June 19, 2015 -
A new study from the watchdog group Democracy North Carolina estimates that tens of thousands of would-be voters were prevented from casting ballots or having them count in last year's elections due to a restrictive voting law passed in 2013. The law is being challenged in federal court, with arguments set to begin next month.
May 15, 2015 -
Revelations that voter registration applications initiated at public assistance agencies in North Carolina have dropped off dramatically under Gov. Pat McCrory (R) have alarmed voting rights advocates. They're now seeking more information to determine whether the state is flouting federal law.
December 18, 2013 -
A federal judge has blocked a conservative group that's been accused of voter intimidation from intervening to defend Texas' voter ID law from a Justice Department lawsuit. What does that mean for a similar group trying to intervene in the Justice's lawsuit against North Carolina's restrictive new voting law?
December 6, 2013 -
A court battle is underway pitting voting rights advocates against Louisiana officials who have not fulfilled their responsibilities to encourage low-income people to vote under the National Voter Registration Act.
November 12, 2013 -
As part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government is giving money to nonprofits to help people sign up for insurance. Conservatives accuse the program of collecting sensitive information to benefit the Democratic Party. Is there any substance to the charges?
May 31, 2012 -
Democrats and election watchdogs say that Florida's aggressive purging of supposed non-citizens from its voter rolls is a nakedly partisan attempt to help Mitt Romney win the presidency. But the bigger problem for Gov. Rick Scott is that it likely violates federal laws.