November 7, 2014 -
A national hotline for voting problems reported that call volume was up significantly during this election, the first in 50 years held without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. In several Southern states, the number of voters affected by new voting restrictions exceeded the margin of victory in close races for U.S. Senate and governor.
October 30, 2014 -
Statewide races in Georgia for U.S. Senate and governor seem to be getting closer and closer in each new poll. The outcomes may be decided by how many new voters and people of color turn out to vote -- an issue that may be directly affected by a court ruling on disputed voter registration forms.
October 23, 2014 -
Southern states are being called upon to build an "infrastructure of opportunity" to increase economic mobility for young people in the region. That will also require ensuring that young people have a say in that project through their vote.
October 20, 2014 -
This fall, two immigrant-support organizations in Charlotte, North Carolina are joining forces to reach out to Latino and Asian voters in the city to make their voices heard.
October 16, 2014 -
The conservative advocacy group acknowledges mailing bad voter registration information to North Carolinians but says it was an error by staff who lifted material from a similar document sent in Arkansas but who failed to fact-check it. AFP also accuses the N.C. Democratic Party of filing a formal complaint over the mailer for fundraising purposes.
October 16, 2014 -
Part of a new wave of organizations committed to registering minority and young voters in the South, the New Georgia Project and its partner organizations say they have registered over 120,000 Georgians to vote while fighting Republican charges of fraud and foot-dragging by the state over processing as many as 52,000 of these new registrations.
October 9, 2014 -
The nation's highest court has decided to allow North Carolina's restrictive new election law to take effect this year, reversing a lower court's ruling. In response, voting-rights advocates are carrying on with grassroots voter registration and protection efforts while continuing to challenge the law in the courts.