voter participation

Allowing young Americans to pre-register to vote will encircle millions more Americans in our civic processes.
There are many steps that America needs to take to improve voter participation, from the creation of an election day holiday
In their new working paper, though, Dhaval M. Dave, Hope Corman, and Nancy Reichman have found perhaps some of the most surprising results of welfare reform -- that it increased women's voting participation from 1990 to 2004.
It all comes down to the decision of a 23-year-old college student.
New projects aim to increase civic engagement in the face of historically low voter turnout
With fewer than one out of 10 eligible voters casting ballots at Los Angeles polls Tuesday, America's second-largest city
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks Campaign Financing, Low Voter Turnout at a D.C. event
After nearly a month of forensic analysis, the 2014 midterm elections are shedding more clues than a late-night CSI marathon. While the initial diagnosis spelled disaster for Democrats, a more nuanced examination reveals encouraging data for progressive candidates running in 2016.
The bottom line is that American voter participation in the electoral process has always been a fragile crucible. The influx of big money has put new cracks in that crucible - and if not stopped could shatter it altogether.
A generation from now, I hope that my son does not have to give the same advice to his children as his father and I gave him. The summer of 2014 will be known for something beyond the anniversaries of the civil rights achievements that have led to so much progress in our nation.