Poll workers, election observers and poll monitors are all on hand at voting places to ensure the 2020 election proceeds smoothly and safely.
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An army of volunteers is working at the polls and behind the scenes to ensure election 2020 runs smoothly and safely. Here's whom to turn to if things go wrong.
American citizens, even homeless ones, still have the right to vote.
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Debt-free property ownership is no longer a requirement for voting rights, but the idea remains that a person must have a residence in a particular community to be allowed to vote.
Democrats filed suit against Republicans in 1981 for allegedly sending armed patrols to polling stations during the New Jersey gubernatorial race.
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Republicans are free again to recruit poll watchers – four decades after 'ballot security' operations helped steer New Jersey's 1981 gubernatorial race toward their candidate.
People have different reasons for not showing up on Election Day.
In the 2016 election, more than a third of Americans didn't vote. What might be keeping them from going to the polls?
To justify a push towards requiring ID to vote, some paint a picture of chaos and deception that is very far from reality.
An election official checks a voter’s photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas.
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States may have passed these laws with the aim of reducing turnout. But new evidence suggests that they have a minimal or nonexistent effect.
Civil rights organizations have sued Georgia’s Republican secretary of state for failing to register 53,000 new voters, most of them black.
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Georgia's secretary of state has stalled voter registrations and accused Democrats of hacking. His tactics recall past efforts in the South to suppress black votes, from poll taxes to literacy tests
The Republicans have North Dakota in their sights … and have changed the law to win it.
Access to the ballot has been increased and diminished according to whoever manages to win power to write the rules. Just look at North Dakota.
A ‘Please Have Photo ID Ready’ sign displayed at an early-voting polling location.
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Transgender voting rights could be undermined in two broad ways during the 2018 midterm elections.
How confident should voters be that their ballots will be counted accurately?
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Ensuring the integrity of democratic elections from hackers and electronic tampering, and boosting public confidence in democracy, isn't very difficult, nor expensive.
There are far more pressing problems that need to be fixed in the electoral process.
A pilot requiring some voters to show ID in May's local elections could be the next blow for the Windrush generation.
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.
Who gets to vote?
With a year before Election Day 2018, election integrity depends on ensuring fairness and access for American voters. Foreign tampering is a real but less serious concern.
A Kansas voter prepares to cast her ballot – and prove her identity – in the 2014 midterm elections.
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As Kansas' secretary of state, Kobach drafted the nation's most restrictive voter ID law.
Sen. Tim Scott waits in line to vote in Hanahan, South Carolina, 2016.
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President Donald Trump is promoting the widely discredited idea of voter fraud. Spreading the myth will make it easier to tighten voter ID laws.
African-American children gather around a voter registration sign.
Laws that restrict who can vote are facing challenges in several states. A historian explains how people mobilized against voting restrictions of the 1960s, and why their strategy is still important.
If you’re a Queenslander, don’t forget to pack some ID to comply with new rules at the upcoming state election.
In a first for an Australian general election, when Queenslanders head to the polls on January 31 they’ll need more than loose change for the sausage sizzle and cake stalls – they now also need to bring…