For the fourth year in a row, bills that would expand voters’ access to the ballot box have outpaced those that would restrict voting, in terms of both introduction and passage.
Major Litigation That Could Impact Voting Access
States across America are in the midst of major battles over voting rights heading into the 2016 election, when citizens in 14 states will face new restrictions for the first time in a presidential race. Before the Supreme Court gutted the protections of the Voting Rights Act, courts stepped in ahead of elections to block or ease new voting restrictions. This map details the cases we are currently watching that could impact voting access before this November’s high-stakes general election.