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2013-08-20 16:22:55

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether North Carolina's recently-enacted voting law discriminates against minority voters. The League urged DOJ to consider seeking a "preclearance" requirement for North Carolina that would bar future voting law changes in the State until a federal court finds that such changes will not discriminate against minority voters. "Part of...

2012-10-19 01:37:02

Thanks to better voting technology over the last decade, the country's election process has seen much improvement, according to a new report released today by researchers at Caltech and MIT. However, the report notes, despite this progress, some problems remain. Spurred by the debacle of hanging chads and other voting problems during the 2000 presidential election, the Voting Technology Project (VTP) was started by Caltech and MIT to bring together researchers from across disciplines to...

2012-07-19 06:24:27

New Infographic from Scarborough Reveals Insights into the Ohio Early/Absentee Voters NEW YORK, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 17, President Obama's campaign filed a lawsuit against Ohio's top election officials over the swing state's law that restricts early voting in the three days leading up to the election. A new infographic from consumer research firm Scarborough reveals insights into the Ohio Early/Absentee Voters, defined by Scarborough as registered...

2012-06-20 10:21:32

Federal Court Hearing in DC Thursday on Florida's Plan to Significantly Reduce the Early Voting Period and Discourage Registration Drive Volunteers WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many in the last week focused on Florida's illegal purge of thousands of registered voters, a three-judge federal court in Washington, D.C. will hold a hearing on Thursday, June 21 about whether to block Florida from implementing additional voting changes. The hearing is at 9:30...

2012-03-29 06:23:47

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- craigslist founder Craig Newmark has issued an infographic that illustrates the impact of voting restriction laws on U.S. citizens. The infographic was published today on Newmark's craigconnects website. It explores the extensive actions taken by states to limit the opportunities for Americans to vote in general elections. "What I learned in high school civics class is that an attack on voting rights is virtually the same as an attack on the...

2012-01-27 13:02:00

LULAC Executive Director, Brent Wilkes, provided oral testimony to the Judiciary Committee regarding the law's adverse effect on the Hispanic population TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at 1 P.M., the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights hosted a field hearing to examine the impact of the new voting law HB 1355 on the Hispanic community which restricts early voting and impedes the efforts of organizations that...

2009-04-16 16:05:00

Comprehensive report released today by Women's Voices. Women Vote outlines critical areas in need of election reform WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Seeking to focus the attention of lawmakers and election reform groups on the obstacles to full participation of the American electorate and the path to election reform, Women's Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) today released a comprehensive report titled, "Access to Democracy: Identifying Obstacles Hindering the Right to Vote."...

2008-09-22 09:00:22

Nearly one-third of U.S. voters will cast ballots early this year, up from 20 percent in 2004 and 15 percent in 2000, voting experts predict. Residents of Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia are among the first who can vote early in person and by mail, USA Today reported. During the next few weeks, at least 34 states and the District of Colombia will allow early in-person voting for the Nov. 4 elections. Paul Gronke of the Early Voting Information Center in Portland, Ore., predicted about...

2008-08-13 18:00:18

By Myung Oak Kim The dismal turnout for the primary election underscores a trend that is changing the face of Colorado elections - mail voting. While exact figures were not available, clerks in several of the largest metro-area counties estimated that turnout was 5 percent to 10 percent at the most, with less than 10,000 people voting at the polls in those counties. Election officials predict that the majority of votes cast in the 2008 primary were by mail rather than at the polls on...

2008-08-02 06:00:12

By John Ramsey, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Aug. 2--Cumberland County will have three sites for people to cast their ballots after church on the third Sunday in October. The Board of Elections on Friday approved expanding the pilot program from one site to three and moving the start time back to 1 p.m. The sites are the Board of Elections building, North Regional Library and Cliffdale Recreation Center. Friday's decision came after pastors, politicians and a nonpartisan election...