Category: Tennessee

New Guides to Helping Citizens Register to Vote

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Project Vote has released new¬†guides to voter registration¬†laws for several states. Project Vote developed these guides on behalf of our... Read more

Search for Non-citizens on Tenn. Voter Rolls Turns Up Short

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The witch hunt for non-citizens lurking on voter rolls and compromising elections turned up short in Tennessee this week. According... Read more

Elderly Tenn. Voter Fears New Law Could Disenfranchise Seniors

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Tennessee’s new photo ID law not only faces potential legal challenges, but it is also being questioned by senior citizens... Read more

Elderly Black Woman Denied Voter ID in Tenn.

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Last week, we blogged about public fears of disenfranchising elderly voters in Tennessee. Yesterday, the story of a 96-year-old black... Read more

States Ignore the Impact Photo ID Laws Could Have on Their Citizens

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“The U.S. Supreme Court upheld voter ID requirements in concept three years ago, but justices said then that they might... Read more

Weekly Voting Rights News Roundup

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Voting rights victories abound this week! On a national level, the cornerstone Voting Rights Act of 1965 was upheld by... Read more

Weekly Voting Rights News Roundup

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The Republican effort to make it harder for certain people to vote–particularly the new voters that turned out in 2008–was... Read more

Tenn. Photo ID May Impose Undue Hardship on Voters, Says Senator

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Photo ID laws have been scrutinized on the state and federal levels for disenfranchising certain voters in an effort to... Read more

Election Reform Used to Attack Access to the Ballot

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Georgia Logothetis at Daily Kos writes how state lawmakers are “Using Election Reform to Decrease Turnout,” including laws to tighten... Read more

Officials Dispute Need for Voter ID in Their States

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Since the 2010 midterm elections and the Republican takeover of several state houses, the fight to enact controversial photo voter... Read more