Voter Registration

350,000 Would-Be Voters Dropped from Books in Virginia 30 Days Before Registration Deadline

350,000 Would-Be Voters Dropped from Books in Virginia 30 Days Before Registration Deadline
Approximately one month before the registration cut-off for would-be voters in Virginia's November elections, 350,000 registrants in the state have had their right revoked. The sloppy voter purge comes after Virginia began sharing information with neighboring states to stop voters from casting multiple ballots, but is ripe with erroneous cancellations and possibilities for corruption.
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Missouri State Rep Wants DSS to Cease Voter Registration, Despite Federal Law

Missouri State Rep Wants DSS to Cease Voter Registration, Despite Federal Law
Fire up the Mad for the Wrong Reasons Machine: Missouri State Rep. Marsha Haefner (R-095) has expressed her concerns about the over-burdened and under-staffed Department of Social Services (DSS). More exactly, she expressed outrage that the DSS was devoting resources to register its clients to vote. Why spend money on something required by federal law?
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Republican Governor Admits He Will Sign Voter Suppression Bill He Did Not Read

Republican Governor Admits He Will Sign Voter Suppression Bill He Did Not Read
Yet another element has been added to the North Carolina petri dish, as the state tries to create the perfect example of everything that is wrong in American politics. From the corporate takeover to anti-woman legislation to extreme austerity measures, the state is enacting the extreme Republican agenda verbatim. Now, Republican Governor Pat McCrory is saying he will sign a voter suppression bill he admits to not reading.
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CO Becomes 11th State to Allow Same-Day Voter Registration

CO Becomes 11th State to Allow Same-Day Voter Registration
Colorado Democrats have successfully passed a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register up until Election Day and still cast their ballots.
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IVAN MORENO and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
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NJ Aims to Set the Standard for In-Person Early Voting

NJ Aims to Set the Standard for In-Person Early Voting
Polling places would be open to voters seven days a week - between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. And in each municipality, there would be at least one public location for in-person early voting.
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Voting Rights Act Meets the Supreme Court: Will Ballot Box Discrimination Get the Boot?

Voting Rights Act Meets the Supreme Court: Will Ballot Box Discrimination Get the Boot?
The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box was before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that weighs the nation's enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters.
The justices were hearing arguments in a challenge to the part of the Voting Rights Act that forces places with a history of discrimination, mainly in the Deep South, to get approval before they make any change in the way elections are held.
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Are Voter ID Laws Here to Stay?

We've rounded up the places that could see voter ID in future elections, the status of laws still pending and what effect, if any, this year's push back against voter ID will have going forward.
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Animated Video: Why Obama Now

This animated video helps to articulate, in fun imagery, the policies and positions of President Obama and brings to life all of our favorite cartooney pundits.
The video is linked to its own donation page on Obama's website as well as to voter registration info that knows what state you're in.  
We were most curious ...
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Unaffiliated Voter Registration Surges

I did a comment last month on the phenomenon of the recent surge of unaffliated registered voters based on some revealing numbers in Larimer County which I published in the comment posts since the numbers were quite a shocker to me. Re-published here.
Those numbers are quite a wake up call - there are more new unaffiliated voter registrations than Democratic, Republican, and other ("third" parties) combined, and by a huge margin.
A couple of days ago I read a national Yahoo story about this phenomenon, it's occurring everywhere. I also searched on the subject and found numerous stories from local and state sources verifying this is happening in almost all parts of the country.
Democrat: 997
Republican: 502
Other: 175
Those numbers are quite a ...
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Voter Registration Deadlines by State

Your vote is your voice, but you have to sign up before you can speak up. Make sure you’re REGISTERED to VOTE before the deadline in your state.
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