States With New Voting Restrictions Since 2010 Election

Election laws have long been prone to politicization, but the 2010 election marked a big shift. From early 2011 until the 2012 election, state lawmakers across the country introduced at least 180 restrictive voting bills in 41 states. Ultimately, 19 states passed 27 restrictive voting measures, many of which were overturned or weakened by courts, citizen-led initiatives, and the Department of Justice before the 2012 election. States continued to pass restrictions in 2013 and 2014, although to a lesser degree.

What is the cumulative effect of this legislative movement? This map details the new voting restrictions that are set to be in place in 22 states before the 2014 midterm elections.

States With New Voting Restrictions Since 2010 Election

Last updated September 16, 2014. View a PDF version here.

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Restriction in place for 2014

Restriction passed before 2010, or a ballot measure

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