November 17, 2023 -
In the 2023 elections, voters across the South faced difficulties including long lines, ballot shortages, and registration issues. Suppressive voting legislation and other structural barriers could exacerbate these issues as the 2024 election cycle swings into motion.
September 22, 2020 -
With cutoff dates for registering to vote approaching across the South, we take a look at this year's registration trends and how they've been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread protests against racial injustice.
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.
November 7, 2019 -
As the 2020 election approaches, Southern states are pursuing purges of voting rolls that can disrupt the electoral process — but voting rights advocates are pushing back.
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.
June 21, 2019 -
Emails from the Texas Department of Public Safety show that Gov. Greg Abbott requested a purge of more than 90,000 eligible citizens from the voting rolls. It fits with Abbott's pattern of embracing discriminatory voting policies.
February 25, 2019 -
House Democrats are traveling around the country to investigate discriminatory election practices and document the need to restore the Voting Rights Act. Events have already been held in Texas and Georgia, with the next set for North Carolina.