In advance of this crucial midterm election, this report details new voting restrictions put in place over the past few years, laws in place for the first time in 2014, and major lawsuits that could affect this year’s elections. See all our 2014 voting resources.
States That Expanded Voting in 2013 and 2014
After long lines marred the 2012 election, dozens of states introduced legislation in 2013 and 2014 to improve access to the polls. Overall, laws to expand voting passed in 17 states plus the District of Columbia, and new measures were in effect in 12 states in 2014. Click here for an interactive version of this page.