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. Overall, laws to expand voting passed in 18 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.

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States That Expanded Voting Since the 2012 Election

Last updated March 17, 2015. View a PDF version here.

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Expansive law in place for 2014

Expansive law in place after 2014

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