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Voting Rights Watch

Voting Rights Watch: Disenfranchisement Index

October 4, 2008 - The following Institute Index appeared in the latest Facing South email newsletter. If you don't receive Facing South via email already, sign up in the box in the upper right hand corner. It's free, and a great way to stay in touch with news, politics and trends in the South! INSTITUTE INDEX: Disenfranchisement by Design

Voting Rights Watch: The problem with voter purges

October 2, 2008 - The Brennan Center has released an important new report on the issue voter purging [pdf]. Election officials regularly remove -- or "purge" -- voters' names from the rolls as they update and improve their lists. Between 2004 and 2006, 39 states and D.C.