by Project Vote, Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 03:41:27 PM EDT
When an appellate court shut down Indiana's unequal mandate for polling-place voter ID, it sent a clear signal that--partisan politics aside--election laws should be assessed on whether or not all voters are given equal access to the democratic process. Yet, despite violations of law and the fact that absentee voting is more susceptible to voter fraud activity than in-person voting, other states continue to emulate what was one of the country's toughest voter ID laws.
by Project Vote, Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 01:32:22 PM EDT
Cross-posted to Project Voting Matters Blog
One of the country's most contentious voting rights issues came back into the spotlight last Thursday when an Indiana court struck down the state's strict photo voter ID law as unconstitutional. The law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008, was found be in violation of the Indiana Constitution because it treated voters unequally.
by Project Vote, Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 04:29:49 PM EDT
Cross-posted at Project Vote's Voting Matters Blog.
Access to voter registration continues to be an issue in the U.S. where only 71 percent of the voting eligible population is registered to vote. With young, low income, and minority citizens lagging behind in voter registration and participation, this fraction of registered voters only represents a skewed picture of the American people.
by Project Vote, Thu Jul 09, 2009 at 02:20:21 PM EDT
Cross-posted at Project Vote's Voting Matters Blog
By Erin Ferns
Enfranchising America's least represented citizens is as simple as following the law: that's the message Project Vote and a coalition of voting rights groups sent today as they filed lawsuits against Indiana and New Mexico for failing to comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).
by Project Vote, Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 02:09:42 PM EDT
Cross posted at Project Vote's Voting Matters Blog
By Erin Ferns
Although there are other election reforms - good and bad - that deserve the spotlight, voter ID remains a hot button issue for legislators and the media, primarily in Southern states. These battles are drawing as much attention for their political divisiveness as for the unfair burden they put on voters.