A democracy relies on its citizens voting. But what if there is no mechanism in place to ensure the election results accurately reflect the voters’ wishes? A recent conference on election audits at MIT tried to bring greater awareness to this critical issue.
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) made headlines again, this time for openly supporting voter suppression laws. But she’s not alone: other officials are also growing bolder about why they do what they do.
Voters in Porter County, Indiana, were surprised to see election outcomes announced despite 0% of precincts reporting. Turns out election officials screwed up, big time.
Most counties in Florida don’t preserve ballot images — despite state and federal law that requires them to do so. With recounts looming, AUDIT-USA is suing the state for better enforcement.
With so much energy expended — and money spent — to restrict access to the ballot box, what’s it like to have to fight for one of the pillars of democracy?
Shelby County claims it was too overwhelmed by thousands of last-minute voter registrations to give citizens rejected by the system a chance to correct errors or omissions on their forms on election day. Now it’s up to the court to decide what will happen to voters.
A blue county in Tennessee botches day one of early voting in Memphis. Reports of long lines, equipment failures, and great frustration accumulated — just days after a voter registration organization filed a lawsuit against the local election commission.
The US Supreme Court opted to change the voter identification rules in North Dakota just weeks before the midterm election — a decision that could keep thousands of mostly Native American voters from casting a ballot.
Coralis Camacho Garcia came to Florida from hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico. She still had her original documents so she could register to vote — she was one of the lucky ones.
New polling shows that Americans’ confidence in the integrity and efficacy of elections is badly shaken — but their reasons for being distrustful reveal the deep partisan divide that splits the country.
A bipartisan federal government commission has weighed in on the state of minority voter discrimination. Its conclusions are not pretty.
A district judge has just delivered a stunning rebuke to the Florida Secretary of State, whose administration has continued to drag its heels in providing Spanish-language election information and ballots to displaced Puerto Ricans.
Georgia has shut down over 200 polling sites since 2014, and a string of recent closures in a predominantly African-American jurisdiction is raising eyebrows as the midterms approach.
If you live in Alabama and have a felony record, you’ll probably need a lawyer to help you figure out what “moral turpitude” means — otherwise you may not be allowed to vote. But a new digital tool is helping to clarify the voting rights restoration process for voters with past felony convictions — just in time for the midterm elections.
Five years ago, a US Supreme Court decision had the practical effect of making it harder to vote in many states. Americans are still dealing with the consequences, and it’s only getting worse.
Despite ample warning of the feeble condition of the state’s election infrastructure, officials failed to address vulnerabilities before the 2016 election.
Newly released documents from President Donald Trump’s now defunct voter fraud commission — ostensibly created to investigate “millions” of illegal votes — confirm that there was never any there there.
Voter purging is on the rise in the US, according to a new report. Unfortunately, showing up at the ballot box and exercising your constitutional right is no guarantee that your vote will be counted.
Rather than sit by as Republican state leadership rolls out ever more intense voter ID laws, advocacy groups are taking to the streets with a single goal: Get identification into the hands of voters who need it.
State laws allowing individuals to challenge other individuals’ right to vote — supposedly in the name of voting integrity — are being weaponized, causing havoc and abuse at the polls.