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Registration numbers dropped sharply from 2012 to 2014.
It appears that public officials in North Carolina are aware that there is a disconnect between what the NVRA dictates and
Our democracy is at its strongest when it includes as many voices as possible. This week, we're celebrating the NVRA for 21 years -- and counting -- of protecting and enhancing the nation's voter registration process, including ensuring a free, fair and accessible electoral system for all eligible voters.
Today, instead of making the right to vote a rock solid commitment, we actually find ourselves as a nation debating settled principles and even settled law when it comes to protecting the franchise.
Kansas' proof of citizenship law is offering a real world look at the impact these recently enacted laws can have on American citizens' ability to participate in the electoral process.
The Supreme Court this week halted Arizona's attempt to thwart the will of Congress when it established national norms for voter registration in federal elections with the National Voter Registration Act of 1995.
In an age of expanding constraints on registration and voting that include voter ID laws, limited early voting, and curtailed registration drives, Scalia's unexpected warmth toward the Elections Clause just might be the gift that keeps on giving.
Before assuming that Justice Scalia is a recent convert to voting rights protections, recognize that language in today's opinion could eventually undermine voting rights. The details of the opinion could empower state and local partisans who manipulate voting rules.
Almost 16 million Americans have registered or re-registered every year under National Voter Registration Act provisions. Many people today don't remember a time when they couldn't register at their local DMV. Yet, there is work to be done.
Monday, May 20, marks the 20th anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, the monumental legislation that protects and enhances the ability of Americans to register to vote.