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The case for police commissioners

Here's what you need to know before you cast your vote in the elections for local police crime commissioners.
One balloting machine for all voters: universal design is accessible for everyone, with or without disabilities. University of Florida

How universal design can help every voter cast a ballot

In 2012, nearly one-third of voters with a disability had trouble voting. A 2002 law was supposed to fix this problem. New technology may have the answer at last.
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Why you should care about the local elections

Local elections are taking place across 124 councils in England and will probably have a big impact on the day-to-day issues that most people care about.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fields questions from reporters in Dover, New Hampshire. Brian Snyder/Reuters

When covering elections, journalists face a debilitating dilemma

A partisan media landscape has made it almost impossible for journalists to avoid charges of bias when calling out a candidate's dishonesty.

Are Elections Ruining Democracy?

The Flemish historian and writer David Van Reybrouck has recently triggered a minor sensation in the Low Countries by insisting that Western democracies are suffering so much election fatigue (electoral…

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