Any behavior reasonably calculated to dissuade a person from participating in an election is intimidation.
In the Shelby v. Holder decision, a key section of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act was eliminated, thus enabling states with histories of racial discrimination to enact new voting laws.
The balance of US political power is at stake in the 2022 midterm elections. Voters have several ways to cast their ballots – and the majority of Americans are choosing one of them.
With the exception of a few states, dereliction of a duty is mostly used in military law and does not apply to citizens, including US presidents.
The new Elections Act and weakens the UK’s claim to be a beacon of democracy – vitally important in the new cold-war international order.
Thirty-six states have adopted new voting laws since the 2020 election. But it’s not yet clear if these laws will actually affect voter turnout in the 2022 midterms.
Voting rights are the subject of intense conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Does the degree of political outrage match the threat to voting rights?
Yes, Trump doesn’t like to lose. But his obstruction of the presidential election result has another goal: galvanising his base for the Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January.
President Trump has repeatedly said that mail-in voting will result in substantial voter fraud. However, the real issues are related to logistics and the support by each state.
The mail-in voting process has several built-in safeguards that make it hard for one person to vote fraudulently, and even more difficult to commit large-scale voter fraud.
Voting at home is safe from fraud and disease, but gives up a key advantage of in-person voting at official polling places: a secure, safe environment where everyone can cast their ballot secretly.
Voting by mail is rarely subject to fraud, does not give an advantage to one political party over another and can in fact inspire public confidence in the voting process.
A plebiscite to amend the Russian constitution was a way for Vladimir Putin to extend his presidency to 2036. But many questions about the vote could mean trouble for the Russian leader.
Most states have rules that could preserve the integrity of an election while also allowing social distancing.
South Africa’s electoral commission’s failure to ensure a credible voters’ roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
Online voting glitches in Ontario’s recent municipal elections show that Canada needs to develop voluntary standards on online voting.
An expert explains why a recent plan to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 census is unjust, both for citizens and noncitizens.
If only expensive documents such as passports are acceptable forms of identification at polling stations, many people may be denied their democratic rights. Free voter cards are essential.
As Kansas’ secretary of state, Kobach drafted the nation’s most restrictive voter ID law.
Recent elections in Latin America have suggested a retreat from left-wing politics and populist leaders. But results from Ecuador’s 2017 presidential election suggest otherwise.