Tag Archives: voting reform

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

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading