December 6, 2019 -
With reform blocked in Washington, voting rights advocates are shifting their attention to the states and are proposing far-reaching, pro-democracy agendas across the South. While the plans face an uphill battle, advocates see their efforts as a chance to be proactive after years of playing legal and political defense.
July 3, 2019 -
Amid the current assaults on voting rights by Republican-led statehouses in the South, some Democratic presidential candidates have traveled to Southern states to release proposals for election reforms that would create new standards for combating discriminatory practices and expand voting access nationwide.
April 26, 2019 -
Voting rights advocates offered solutions for combating discriminatory election practices and increasing voting access in the state and around the country.
December 2, 2016 -
A think tank founded and largely funded by GOP mega-donor Art Pope has jumped into the still-unsettled North Carolina gubernatorial race with a lawsuit challenging same-day registration — a program the legislature killed in 2013 but a federal court revived for this year's election.
November 3, 2016 -
North Carolina's controversial 2013 voting law was blocked by a court for discriminating against black voters, but the move affects other voters of color as well — including the state's fast-growing Asian American electorate.
August 25, 2016 -
North Carolina is fighting to end voter preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds. The program increased youth turnout and was disproportionately used by African Americans and Latinos, but state lawmakers have claimed — without offering any evidence — that it risks confusing voters.
July 21, 2016 -
Half a million eligible voters have moved to North Carolina in the past five years. They are bringing new views to the state while at the same time grappling with its complicated new voting requirements.