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North Carolina’s Voter Registration Errors Hit Veterans And The Poor Print E-mail

 July 22, 2015

Alice Ollstein, THINK PROGRESS

Army veteran and Fayetteville, North Carolina resident Sherry Denise Holverson calls herself “Auntie Sam,” because of her long history of helping others register to vote and get to the polls. But when she herself went to cast a ballot in the 2014 midterm election, she was told she was missing from the rolls. Earlier this year after moving from one county to another, she visited the DMV explicitly to update the address on her voter registration.

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Editorial: Online voter registration removes barrier, but more can be done Print E-mail

 July 6, 2015

Editorial Board, DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE

Over the course of this year’s annual Town Meeting season, many residents once again experienced our version of grassroots democracy and the power of the ballot box. The vote is a powerful tool for making decisions that influence the shape of our government as well as our lives now and for the future.

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States are ignoring federal law about voter registration. Here’s why. Print E-mail

July 4, 2015

Douglas R. Hess, WASHINGTON POST

What federal voting rights law, according to the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration, is the election statute most often ignored? It’s the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), a law that each year helps millions of citizens with either updating their voter registration records or applying to vote for the first time. Below I explain what the NVRA is, its impact and the challenges it has faced in being put into practice.

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