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Voters cast ballots in Orange County, Calif., in November 2018. Paul Bersebach/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Automatic voter reregistration can substantially boost turnout

When registered voters who move get help reregistering to vote in their new locations, they are more likely to cast a ballot at the next election.
You need to be prepared so you can vote on Election Day. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

What to do if your vote is challenged on Election Day

It’s Election Day, you go to vote – and you’re told you’re not registered or you’re not eligible to vote. A civil rights lawyer provides a guide so voters can know their rights to cast a ballot.
Women are more likely to vote than men, but white women have different voting tendencies than women of color. Scott Eisen/Getty Images

How gender, race, age and voter ID laws affect whether a voter actually casts a ballot

Every citizen has the right to vote. But various characteristics and legal requirements affect how likely any one person is to actually cast a ballot.
Immigrant advocates protest near the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2022 Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Young immigrants are looking to social media to engage in politics and elections – even if they are not eligible to vote

The number of immigrant voters is on the rise – and research shows that for young immigrants, social media is where they are primarily wading into politics.
Kenyans queue to vote in the 9 August 2022 election. John Ochieng/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Why youth apathy in elections bodes ill for Kenya

When people fail to exercise their right to vote, it increases the likelihood of political extremism and the pursuit of narrow interests.
Voting is important. Make sure you know how to do it! Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

How to make sure your vote counts in November

Double-check that you’re registered, find out where and when you can vote, make a plan and tell your friends. Set a reminder on your calendar, and make sure you actually vote.
As Americans go to the polls, the voting process and the information environment are still not secure. AP Photo/David Goldman

Threats remain to US voting system – and voters’ perceptions of reality

Protecting democracy requires more than just technical solutions. It includes education, critical thinking and members of society working together to agree on problems and find solutions.

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