February 17, 2017 -
Georgia will have to do away with its exact-match voter registration verification scheme thanks to a lawsuit filed last year by voting rights advocacy groups. The program resulted in the disenfranchisement of some 42,000 people, disproportionately people of color — but now it's being considered by other states including Florida, Virginia and West Virginia.
October 21, 2016 -
The deadly storm caused widespread flooding, displacing entire communities as voter registration deadlines loomed. In one Southern state, the governor voluntarily extended the deadline. But in three others — all competitive in the presidential election — Democrats and voting rights groups had to sue to win only modest extensions.
October 14, 2016 -
All year, reports have said voters from Latino, Asian American and other immigrant communities have been galvanized to stand against the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has dominated the 2016 election. But the critical question as Election Day approaches is: will they vote?
September 2, 2016 -
A Rolling Stone investigation into the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program documented flawed methods that put eligible citizens — disproportionately African-American, Latino and Asian-American — at risk of being blocked from voting. Why are so many states still using it when there's a better alternative?
April 22, 2016 -
A new analysis of state voting laws by the Brennan Center for Justice found that bills to expand access to the ballot box have outpaced those restricting voting for the fourth year in a row.
March 18, 2016 -
In the wake of this week's primaries, North Carolina is the only Southern state where Democrats have reached near-parity in voter turnout with Republicans — and it happened amid widespread troubles at the polls due to confusion over the state's restrictive new voting laws.
March 9, 2016 -
New research spotlights the growth and diversity of the state's Asian-American population and its untapped voting potential.