Early Voting

Common-Sense Convenience

The idea that Election Day can only be the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November seems to be a thing of the past. The busy and complicated lives of American voters have demanded other choices.

Early-voting-signMany states have expanded opportunities to vote before Election Day, in order to accommodate voters’ schedules and in the hope of increasing turnout by making voting more convenient.

These conveniences have proven popular with voters and election officials alike. They help prevent long lines on Election Day, reduce the burden on Election Day pollworkers, and have the potential to increase turnout and expand the electorate, particularly among minority voters.

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Opinion: Reforming election process can improve voter turnout

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Project Vote and partners illustrate why Pennsylvania, where fewer than a quarter of registered voters turned out to vote in November, needs to update its voting system. Read more

States Push to Make Voting More Convenient

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In 2014, state legislatures considered almost four times as many proposals that eliminate barriers to voting as ones that create them.   Read more

Three months, 30 states, 55 new voting restrictions

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It is, as Project Vote's Erin Ferns Lee put it, "an onslaught." Read more

New Voter Suppression Efforts Prove Voting Rights Act Still Needed

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According to a report by Project Vote, 55 new voting restrictions have been introduced in 30 states so far this year. Read more

“We Need To Fix That”

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The day after his reelection, President Obama spoke of the need for voting reform. Read more

Chaos Reigns at Florida Polls on Election Day

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It's getting ugly in Florida, already. Read more

Voter turnout: the 6 states that rank highest, and why

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Which state will have the highest voter turnout on Nov. 6? History suggests it will be one of the following six. Read more

Was The Storm a Political Trick or Treat?

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Project Vote spokesperson Viviana Hurtado joins a discussion of how Hurricane Sandy will effect the election. Read more

Voter Registration Deadlines Loom

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Would-be voters in the 2012 general election have less than two weeks to register. Read more

Vote Changes Spark Duel: Campaigns Battle Over Extended Ballot Season, ID Laws

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A series of political and legal changes to U.S. voting practices is sparking an important struggle this election season to determine who exactly will cast votes. Read more