A new bipartisan bill will modernize voter registration and bring Nebraska's election system into the 21st century. It's also the first modernization bill to pass since the president's voting commission recommended it as a key way to improve elections.
Given the popularity of early voting among those who vote and those who administer elections, it’s hard to understand why Wisconsin lawmakers are intent on limiting it and throwing up obstacles to the franchise.
Is the tide turning on voting rights? Despite ongoing shenanigans in some parts of the country, things look much brighter two months into 2014, with increasing public bipartisan support for making our elections more free, fair, and accessible.
Voter turnout is already low in off-year elections. New laws making it harder for Americans to participate only make the problem worse. Instead, legislators should work to make elections free, fair, and accessible to all eligible citizens.
The relentless onslaught of rule changes, voting barriers, and campaign cash barely slowed after the 2012 presidential election. And yesterday, we got a chance to see some of the latest casualties of the voting war.