In Florida and North Carolina, mail ballots cast by minority voters and Democrats are disproportionately likely to face rejection.
Laws that have long kept campaigners away from voters at polling places may not work in a world where a T-shirt symbol can be interpreted as campaigning.
Scholars explain how they know people can trust vote-by-mail systems.
Strangers used to call and stop by; now the most effective way to get people to vote involves getting groups of friends and neighbors to pressure each other to participate in democracy.
An analysis of 55 countries shows voter turnout is lowest among women, the young, poor voters and those with less education.
This year is seeing a high number of absentee and mail-in ballots and voting in the period before Election Day -- but early voting periods are not new to the 2020 election.
Estonia has digitised 99% of its public services.
A recent Pew survey showed just how deep the divide has become, with about 40% of registered voters saying that they didn't have a single close friend supporting a different presidential candidate.
'I don't like the candidates,' 'I don't know enough to make a decision,' 'I don't want to give this election legitimacy' – an ethicist takes on nonvoters.
Knowing precisely how society rewards effort is key for how voters think about taxes. Only brute luck is seen as an undeserved reason for riches.
Where you vote can make a difference in how you vote. Although the influence can be small, some ballots are decided by fractions of a percent.
An army of mostly older, white volunteers run America's voting sites. They're reluctant to work during a pandemic. So new recruits are signing up to run the polls, for better and for worse.
Russian agents reportedly placed malware in U.S. voter registration systems in 2016 and are actively interfering in the 2020 election. Here's the state of election cybersecurity.
Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for their naturalization applications to be processed by US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Without citizenship, they can't vote.
Oregon's experience shows that mail-in voting can be safe and secure, providing accurate and reliable results the public can be confident in.
The framers of the Constitution never mentioned a right to vote. They didn't forget. They intentionally left it out.
Changing the voting age from 18 would allow more young citizens to make voting a habit before they lose interest in politics.
In lawsuits across the country, the GOP and Trump campaign are trying to stop or dramatically curtail mail-in voting. Courts have largely sided with them, threatening massive disenfranchisement.
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.
The United States Postal Service plays a vital role in US civic life, one that helped shape American society more than 250 years ago and continues to characterize it today.