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.
In this month’s Hot Policy Take, we take a look at how certain states are suddenly bringing the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), a widely trusted election list tool, under scrutiny, along with other changes in voter list maintenance happening around the country.
The Voting Rights Lab’s newest report — “Another Change-Making Year” is a first-of-its-kind report that examines election-related legislation introduced in the first quarter in states over the post-2020 period, a transformative time for elections policy nationwide.
Transparency is key when working to build – or rebuild – trust in American elections. But some so-called transparency efforts, such as posting ballot images online, can do just the opposite.