Thousands Lose Right to Vote Under 'Incompetence' Laws

Laws in 39 states and Washington, D.C., allow judges to strip voting rights from people with mental disorders ranging from schizophrenia to Down syndrome who are deemed “incapacitated” or “incompetent.”

Voting Lines Are Shorter—But Mostly for Whites

Election officials have figured out how to keep voting lines down, but communities of color are still waiting longer to vote.

An End to Gerrymandering in Ohio?

A bipartisan compromise that just passed the state Senate would require minority-party support for political maps, and would limit the number of communities that could be splintered.

How Voters With Disabilities Are Blocked From the Ballot Box

In light of security concerns, states moved to paper ballots. Now voters with disabilities are losing access.

Has the Tide Turned Against Partisan Gerrymandering?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the state’s maps as too heavily biased toward Republicans, the latest ruling in a new and contentious battle over legislative districts.

Trying to Build a Better Election Integrity Commission

The newly formed National Commission for Voter Justice intends to avoid the pitfalls that befell Trump’s group, ensuring transparency and accessibility as it investigates state barriers to voting.

Election Officials Attacked From All Sides on Purging Voter Rolls

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that promises the possibility of judicial guidance on how to maintain both access and integrity in local voter rolls.

Vulnerable Communities Lose Critical Documentation in Natural Disasters' Wake

Texas’s S.B. 5 voting ID law, struck down last week, could have had serious consequences for minority voters impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Trump’s Election Integrity Commission Hasn’t Officially Met Yet—And It May Have Just Violated Federal Law

The commission could be in violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act for making decisions during an “organizational” call.

Who Exactly Is Asking States for Voter Roll Data?

It's unclear who on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity saw a letter demanding data from states.

Why Wednesday’s ‘Election Integrity’ Actions Should Be Watched By States

Actions by the President’s Commission on Election Integrity, the Department of Justice and Congress raise myriad problems for our federalist approach to elections and security.

Yo Voté: Communities Scramble to Translate Ballots

A “vote here” sign translated into Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese hangs near the entrance to a polling place set up in the Willston Community Center in Falls Church, Virginia. A growing number of communities are now required to translate election materials.

Federal Officials Say There’s No Evidence State Votes Were Hacked

But they haven’t conducted forensics on voting machines in order to find evidence of Russian cyberattacks.

North Carolina's Voter ID Law Is Defeated, For Now

The Supreme Court declined to review the law that lower courts found to be discriminatory, but made no judgment on the merits of the policy.

How Voter ID Laws Discriminate

A new comprehensive study finds evidence that strict voting laws do suppress the ballot along racial lines.

Where Gerrymandering Is Containing City Power

To resist the current political peril, just boost the urban voter turnout, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

In the Battle Over Voting Rights, What Happens Next?

Court challenges to redistricting in North Carolina and Wisconsin could bring national changes in elections.

Oregon’s First Test of Automatic Voter Registration Has Mixed Results

More than 230,000 people were registered to vote through the program, and 97,184 of them voted in the presidential election.

Bill de Blasio’s Suggestions for N.Y. Election Reforms

Election Day in the New York City was marked by lengthy waits and malfunctioning ballot scanners.