Election Integrity News

Drawn from various sources and updated frequently by our editorial team, the Election Integrity News is a compilation of the latest developments in the area of election integrity. That means stories covering everything from the administration of elections, the security of the vote, voter suppression, gerrymandering, money in politics, and much more.

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COVID-19 May Severely Reduce Voter Turnout on College Campuses

West Virginia University
Registering voters in Atlanta, GA during 2016, before social distancing became a norm. Photo credit: Shannon McGee / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0

Voting Rights Dashed for Ex-Felons in Key Battleground State

former felons, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Cecilia Washington, an organizer with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, spoke during a news conference to announce the elimination of remaining court fines and fees for 31 former felons seeking to register to vote on December 20, 2019. Photo credit: © Martha Asencio Rhine/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Wire

Candidates Must Protect Election Security: Scrutineers, Part V

Dear Candidate

Georgia Elections Chief Accused of Voter Intimidation

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia, Secretary of State
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Caitelizabeth5 / Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) and Georgia Secretary of State / Wikimedia.

America Decides 2020: Provisional Voting, Explained

sorting, scanning, provisional ballots
New Jersey National Guard soldiers assisted the Board of Elections in Trenton, NJ, with sorting and scanning mail-in provisional ballots on July 7, 2020. Photo credit: New Jersey National Guard / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Sports Teams Help Create Election ‘Super Centers’

election center
Anitra Harris, front, and a team of election workers plug in pollbooks as they prepare the early voting site at the Randallstown Community Center for the first day of early voting in the Maryland primary on July 21, 2020. Photo credit: © TNS via ZUMA Wire

How Conservative Media Shapes American Democracy Online

Mail-in Ballot, voter fraud

An Attempted Coup in Slow Motion

Louis DeJoy, US Post Office
I don't know anyone who depends on the Postal Service to deliver checks or prescription drugs. So this should work out fine. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Bennie Smith: Scrutineers, Part II

Bennie Smith
Shelby County Election Commissioner Bennie Smith. Photo credit: Courtesy of Bennie Smith

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