In recent years, a troubling trend in voting policy has emerged: efforts by state legislators to either ban the use of electronic tabulators or impose unworkable requirements on their operation, effectively requiring ballots to be counted by hand.
We’re taking a look at how primary voters in five critical early 2024 primary states (New Hampshire, South Carolina, Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas) will experience substantial changes from their experience voting in 2020.
Ahead of the 2024 election, state lawmakers continued to change the rules of our elections this year. While some states, such as Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, adopted measures that will improve voter access and election administration in 2023, others moved in the opposite direction.
In this month’s Hot Policy Take, we take a look at the current landscape of voting access for eligible incarcerated citizens, how states are addressing these significant barriers, and what lies ahead in this often overlooked policy issue.
North Carolina continues to be among the most contested political battleground states in the country. It’s been identified by the University of Virginia's Center on Politics as one of the eight most competitive states in the 2024 presidential election after President...
VRL’s newest report — “Battleground 2024: How Swing States Changed Voting Rules After the 2020 Election” examines how key changes in voting policy in eight swing states could have significant impacts on the 2024 election.
We’re living through an extraordinary era in election law – and we have the data to prove it. Since 2020, well over 5,000 election bills have been introduced, reshaping the conversation – and well over 500 new laws have been enacted that have cumulatively transformed...
In this month’s Hot Policy Take, we take a look at how states are shifting the role that vote centers play – or don’t play – in our local elections. While much less prevalent than changes to options like drop boxes or mail voting, since the 2020 election, nearly 100 bills concerning vote centers have been introduced in states around the country.
Since the 2020 election, state legislators and executives in several states have ramped up efforts to seize control of local election administration.
In this month’s Hot Policy Take, we take a closer look at Shelby County v. Holder, and how it sparked waves of election laws that restrict voting access across the country today – restrictive laws that often disproportionately harm voters of color.
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