The final days of parliament for 2021 have been marked by a spate of floor crossings. But it may not be as ‘shambolic’ as it seems.
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The Morrison government has recently proposed the requirement for registered voters to show ID prior to casting their vote at the polling booth on election day. potentially further disenfranchise vulnerable people of society who don’t have access to the ID documents required, particularly First Nations people
Precincts around where George Floyd was killed voted in favor of disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department.
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Minneapolis residents voted 56% to 44% against an amendment that would have transformed the city’s police. The reasons they did so are complicated, an expert writes.
For some Indigenous people, participating in Canadian elections continues the legitimacy of the Canadian state.
Indigenous people who vote are reminding Canada of the nation-to-nation relationships that continue to exist and to bring change from within the very structure that has been used to erase them.
Students who take political science classes in college are more likely to be civically engaged.
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Taking just one political science class makes college students more likely to show up at the polls, two researchers find.
Our first-past-the-post electoral system works poorly when there are lots of three-way races and even some four-way races. Seats can be won with far less than a majority, meaning it’s time to revisit electoral reform.
New research offers a new electoral system that can deliver proportionality and even enhance local representation.
Some political parties, including the Economic Freedom Fighters, want municipal elections postponed because they can’t host campaign rallies.
It’s not convincing to argue that the political parties would not be able to campaign as they have done in the past.
Activists at a voting rights rally near the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 3, 2021.
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Not all new laws labeled “voter suppression laws” are, in fact, voter suppression laws. An election law expert takes a closer look.
Absentee ballots for the New York City mayoral primary, which used ranked-choice voting, are counted.
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It may be new to Americans, but ranked-choice voting has a long history, and it is spreading rapidly across the U.S.
Research shows shared traumas drive political preferences in certain directions.
Will new election laws being proposed and passed in states limit people’s opportunity to vote?
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Are the election law changes proposed in statehouses across the country really as bad as some say? An election law scholar cuts through the yelling to take a sober look at the new voting landscape.
A voter waits to enter a polling area to cast his ballot for Assembly of First Nations National Chief on July 25, 2018.
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The federal government needs to amend the necessary regulations of the Indian Act and First Nations Elections Act to allow First Nations to choose their own voting methods.
We were supposed to have a ‘climate election’ in 2019. New research looked at attitudes to climate change in Australia, and may explain why that didn’t pan out.
An election worker during mail-in ballot counting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Nov. 6, 2020.
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A record number of people voted in the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump lost, Joe Biden won. Now, GOP legislators across the country are trying to pass measures to limit voting.
Rivko Knox, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters in Phoenix, and other voters sued Arizona over a law that bans the third-party collection of early mail-in ballots. The issue is now before the Supreme Court.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a ban on the third-party collection of mail-in ballots is legal. The practice is allowed in 26 states.
Significant steps need to be taken for elections to go ahead safely in May.
Elliott Zaagman from Michigan casts his ballot in the Democrats Abroad global presidential primary at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, March 3, 2020.
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An international volunteer team of marketing, branding, graphic design and media experts collaborated to position Vote From Abroad as a destination for out-of-country American voters.
Young Americans got involved in the 2020 election.
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A three-month-long group conversation with some of the newest American voters yields insights both worrisome and promising.
With the next federal election possible as soon as August 2021, the need for reform of polling standards in Australia is urgent.
Where were the best electoral maps to be found during the 2020 U.S. presidential election?
What did this year’s election maps rightly or wrongly tell us?