Lessons from the Primary Process

To the average American voter, the Electoral College and primary delegate voting systems are slightly mysterious. Many wonder who these people are, and think of the process as not representative and far too complicated. The good people of Maine will decide in November whether they want to become the first state in the nation to… Read more »

New Voting Rights Caucus Striving for Equal Poll Access

A new congressional caucus zeroing in on voting rights formed last week, pledging to educate the public on the various voter suppression tactics since the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in its 2013 Shelby v. Holder decision. The Voting Rights Caucus, co-chaired by Texas Rep. Mark Veasey, Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell and Rep…. Read more »

NY Attorney General to Investigate Following Primary

This 2016 presidential campaign continues to surprise us. However, when it came time to vote for the presidential primary election April 19, the problems that voters experienced were anything but the kind of surprise you hope you get for your birthday. The complaints are so widespread that the state attorney general has opened an investigation, starting… Read more »

Offer a More Accessible Vote With Digital Voting

There’s no question we live in an era of convenience. Day in and out, we’re all looking for ways to make our lives a little easier, a little more convenient. This is true for all areas of our lives, from ordering dinner online, to having our groceries delivered to our doorstop – we’re busy people…. Read more »

Automatic Registration Efforts Advance in Two Dozen States

The debate over voter registration policies continues. Last week, President Obama voiced his support for a bill in Illinois that would automatically register people to vote when they apply for a state driver’s license or identification card. As NPR reports, similar bills are being considered in about two dozen states. While the Illinois bill, and… Read more »

Customize Your Election With Honest Ballot

Some of what we can relate to with voting includes waiting in a long line of fellow voters, standing behind the curtain, clicking buttons on an outdated machine or filling in the bubbles of a voting ballot – sound about right? What the Honest Ballot Association has done, however, allows your voting public to partake… Read more »

The Ruckus About Caucuses

Election season is here again which has a lot of people talking about debates, primaries and caucuses. Since different states have different laws when it comes to selecting a candidate, the back-and-forth can get confusing. What is important to note is that Iowa hosts a caucus and New Hampshire is always the first state to… Read more »

Voting Reform Taking the Stage at the Oscars

This year at the Oscars, movies that we’ve recently watched won’t be the only thing the celebrities are talking about. In a recent post on Facebook, Reese Witherspoon spoke out about the lack of racial and gender diversity in this year’s nominees. She suggests a bit of voting membership reform among the Academy. Have you… Read more »

Push for Voting Reform Makes its Way into SotU

One of the landmarks of President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address was a call to end the gerrymandering of congressional districts to benefit politicians. Obama called for a bipartisan group of lawmakers to draw new congressional districts in the speech, speaking in opposition to current laws in most states where legislators control… Read more »

A History of Voting Reformation

The right to vote has a very long history. What once was a strict right of the white, landowning population, it has evolved to include every person, regardless of gender and race. Let’s take a look back few of the most memorable moments in the history of voting. The 15th Amendment The ratification of 15th… Read more »