Category Archives: Voter Turnout

NY Senate Democrats Introduce Plans for Voting Reforms

NY Senate Democrats Introduce Plans for Voting Reforms

Despite New York’s long history of political engagement, the Empire State has struggled to combat consistently low voter turnout in recent years. Following the 2016 general election, a report from Nonprofit VOTE found that New York ranked 41st in the nation for voter turnout, with barely 57 percent of eligible voters casting ballots. New York’s ranking… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Voters With Disabilities Can Vote Easier With Online Voting

Voters With Disabilities Can Vote Easier With Online Voting

When you’re living with a disability, voting can become a very challenging task. In fact, thousands of polling places in the U.S. were not compliant with federal laws for disabled voters during the last election. Many voting areas are inaccessible and require the use of stairs and lack a ramp or elevator. Say there isn’t… Continue Reading

The Voting Times Are A-Changing

The Voting Times Are A-Changing

As society has evolved over the years, our processes have changed as well. However, when some things do not progress, adapt or assimilate, they are often doomed to no longer be used or exist. This idea is consistent in voting, coupled with all the advances in technology, has made many states and organizations take the… Continue Reading

Register With Just Few Mouse Clicks!

Register With Just Few Mouse Clicks!

No matter whom you ask it seems almost everything today can be completed online. So it only makes sense that voter registration is taking that step onto 21st century technology. Recently, the state of Rhode Island proposed a bill that would allow anyone with a driver’s license the ability to complete their voter registration online.… Continue Reading

Licensed to Vote

Licensed to Vote

The process of registering to vote is something many people like to avoid, much like going to the DMV. Well now, the state of Oregon has passed a law connecting both of those together for this first time in any US state. Gov. Kate Brown has signed that legislation which will cause anyone with an… Continue Reading