GovBeat: voting rights


Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Romney backs effort to end nominating conventions in Utah

The former presidential contender wants his party to nominate candidates through primaries.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, States, Utah, voting rights

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Missouri likely to pass voter ID bill this year

The state Senate took up voter identification bills this week.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missouri, States, voting rights

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014

A congressional trio wants voting laws in four states back under federal watch

The bill reinstates oversight lost when the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the decades-old Voting Rights Act in June.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Congress, elections, georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, texas, voting rights

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Wisconsin Republicans move to cut early voting hours

Assembly Republicans voted to cut early voting hours in a contentious session on Thursday.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars, wisconsin

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Five reasons voter identification bills disproportionately impact women

Women are more likely to be part of groups disproportionately hit by the new laws.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, States, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Wisconsin voter ID law heads to trial

Voting-rights groups are suing under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, voter id, voter identification, voting rights, wisconsin

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Here’s how to clean up messy voter rolls

A new program aimed at cleaning up voter lists without canceling legitimate registration has caught on in seven states.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013

The Supreme Court’s impact on voting rights, in two maps

A Supreme Court decision ushered in a wave of changes to voting rules across the country.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Republicans target minor parties after election losses

Republicans are raising thresholds minor parties must meet to qualify for the ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Montana, newsletter, Ohio, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Texas election shows impact of voter ID laws

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott got to vote -- thanks to state Sen. Wendy Davis, his likely rival next year.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:56 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, texas, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Arizona election law will be put to statewide vote

A controversial election reform law will be put to a vote in 2014.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, campaigns, elections, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Judge rejects Democratic challenge to Virginia voter purge

A federal judge said there wasn’t enough evidence of disenfranchisement to stop a purge.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, virginia, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Virginia election officials purging almost 40,000 voters

Virginia officials have scratched more than 38,000 voters from its rolls, despite concerns from local election administrators.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cuccinelli, governor, States, virginia, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Voting wars coming to Wisconsin

Party-line votes on minor tweaks hint at distrust in a deeply-polarized state.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:50 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, voting rights, Voting Wars, wisconsin

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Arizona law may restrict voting in local elections

Arizona’s attorney general says some voters who registered using a federal form can’t vote in state and local elections.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, campaigns, elections, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 09/30/2013

What’s the deal with Justice suing North Carolina?

We chatted with Post TV about a lawsuit over North Carolina’s controversial election reform bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:55 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Carolina, States, voter id, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Justice Dept. will sue North Carolina over voting bill

The Justice Department will announce Monday it is suing North Carolina over a sweeping election reform bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:14 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election law, North Carolina, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Arizona election reform bill likely to be on 2014 ballot

Voters will get to weigh in on a new Arizona law that reforms election rules next year.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:33 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, ballot access, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, election reform, elections, States, voting rights

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/08/2013

27 other things the North Carolina voting law changes

The Republican-backed election reform law changed a lot more than early voting and voter ID rules.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  democrats, early voting, North Carolina, republicans, States, voter id, voting rights