After long lines marred the 2012 election, Republicans and Democrats are supporting bills in the states to increase registration opportunities, expand early voting, and modernize election systems, a new Brennan Center analysis found.
The voting rights of thousands of Colorado citizens were protected today as a state district court judge blocked Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s controversial interpretation of Colorado’s mail ballot election law.
Following reports that Charles Webster, Chair of the Maine Republican Party, plans to use tactics that could harass and intimidate African-American voters, the ACLU of Maine and the Brennan Center for Justice today formally requested an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division.
Recent changes to Texas law make it extremely difficult for voter registration groups to sign up new voters, violating the First Amendment and the National Voter Registration Act, argues the Brennan Center for Justice in an amicus brief with the League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the lower court, which will consider whether the law can be implemented before the election without preventing eligible citizens from voting.
As concerns mount about Election Day confusion over new voting laws, two leading U.S. voting rights groups — the Brennan Center for Justice and Rock the Vote — are coming together to engage student voters and empower them to make their voices heard in the election.