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In Nation’s Capitol, Non-Citizens May Gain The Franchise

A new bill seeks to give documented, non-citizen residents of Washington D.C. the right to vote in all local elections.

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State Of The Union: Obama Gives Nod To Voting Rights

Last Tuesday, President Obama gave his State of the Union address in which he touched on a wide range of topics from war to climate change. During the speech the POTUS also gave a nod to voting rights, prompting approval from the NAACP for his support on a hot-button issue.

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Iowa Gives Voter Registration A 21st Century Update

Out in Iowa, if incoming Secretary of State Paul Pate has his way, voter registration will be taking a leap into the 21st century.

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2014: A Progressive Year Of Executive Actions, Hashtag Activism, And Celebrities

2014 was a big year for Millennials and progressives.

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Could Online Voting Increase Turnout?

Since the boom in use of online technology and personal computing in the mid-1990’s, every few years, coinciding with national elections, the nation enters into a debate on the feasibility of online voting.

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In Midterm Elections, Many States Opted For Low-Tech

On Election Day this year, nearly 70 percent of voters were set to use paper ballots to cast their vote.

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Millennial Voters Reject Montana Bill That Would Have Kept College Students From The Polls

Last month, Montana voters decided 57 percent to 43 percent to strike down a referendum on the ballot seeking to eliminate same-day voting.

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Study Reveals Millennials See Voter Disenfranchisement As A Bigger Issue Than Voter Fraud

Despite concerns from politicians and political pundits, it turns out that, at least for right now, Millennials aren’t too worried about voter fraud.

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Alabama Redistricting Case Before The Supreme Court

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a redistricting case out of Alabama. The details of the case centered around race and Alabama’s district boundaries created in 2010.

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Why Are College Students Becoming Political Dropouts?

Voting in youth populations has been on the decline since 1964. Despite a lift in 2012 when Millennials showed up at the polls for hope and change, numbers from the 2014 midterm elections suggest that the trend of low youth voter turnout is set to continue.

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“Survey Says:” Voters Not Too Confident This Year That The Nation’s Ballots Were Counted Accurately

The Pew Research Center found that for the 2014 midterm elections, confidence in the voting process on a national scale was low among voters. Roughly 65% of all voters who voted in the midterms declined to say that they were “very confident votes across the country were counted accurately."

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Is The Female Vote In Danger?

From female-targeted PSAs that compare voting and dating to Fox News host suggesting that young women should not be allowed to vote, is the female vote in danger?

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