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As the early stages of the 2016 presidential race begin, state legislatures are already considering hundreds of laws that could determine voters’ access to the ballot.
Voting rights continues to be a highly contentious issue in America. This is the Brennan Center's regularly-updated, comprehensive roundup of introduced, pending, active, and passed voting bills.
Kansas's strict photo ID rule and proof of citizenship requirement made it difficult for thousands of voters to cast ballots in this year's election.
Ohio voters had fewer options for how to cast their ballots due to new restrictions on early voting, which had a particular impact on "Souls to the Polls" drives.
Texas already has one of the nation’s lowest voter turnouts. This year, voters had to contend with the state’s new harsh photo ID law, which left many confused, disheartened, and even disenfranchised.