Battles over voter ID are raising concern across the nation just weeks away from the November 4 election. While Wisconsin implements its “eleventh hour” voter ID changes, potentially affecting thousands of voters, a new study looks at the potential impact of strict voter ID laws in Wisconsin and other states on thousands more citizens.
Just six years after Arizona was investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for failure to comply with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), the state is once again neglecting its federal obligations to help low-income citizens register to vote through public assistance agencies.
Forty-ninth anniversaries don’t usually garner much attention, but today a 49th anniversary—though filled with pathos—is worth commemorating. The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1964. Often called the “crown jewel” of the civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act has now lost a bit of its luster, tarnished by the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder.