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 Since the 2012 Election
After long lines marred the 2012 election, dozens of states introduced legislation to improve access to the polls in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Overall, laws to expand voting passed in 26 states plus the District of Columbia.