Early Voting

A young man wearing a gray wool cap and a young woman with spiral blonde curls wait to vote on November 7, 2016

ICYMI: Chance the Rapper Leads Hundreds of Fans to an Early Voting Spot

In his Chicago hometown Chance the Rapper hosted a free concert and then marched with hundreds of people to vote early.

California Will Now Automatically Register Citizens to Vote

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla: “Citizens should not be required to opt in to their fundamental right to vote. We do not have to opt in to other rights, such as free speech or due process.”

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Joins the GOP Retreat on Voting Rights

What a difference a hellish election can make. The governor who helped create Florida’s notoriously long voting lines now supports expanded early voting.

Why Were There Long Voting Lines in 2012? Virginia Holds Answers

A congressional hearing seeks to find out what caused so much turmoil on Election Day.

What Took So Long? Explaining Arizona's Ballot Count Fiasco

Arizona is still counting ballots cast more than two weeks ago–but why did it issue so many provisional ballots to begin with?

Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

For two years, Florida’s tea party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

Supreme Court Refuses Republican Request to Halt Early Voting in Ohio

Supreme Court refuses Republican request to halt early voting in Ohio days before election.

Ohio Appealing to US Supreme Court To Block Weekend Early Voting

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted must really dislike black church’s “souls to the polls” GOTV campaigns.

Federal Judge Restores Early Voting on Weekends in Ohio

A federal judge in Ohio on Friday restored early voting rights in the three days before the election, ruling in favor of the Obama campaign.

Ohio GOP Election Official: Early Voting Should Not Accommodate Blacks

An Ohio GOP election official who voted against the weekend voting rules that enabled thousands to cast ballots in the 2008 election said Sunday that he did not think that the state’s early voting procedures should accommodate African-Americans.