Showing posts tagged with: "Voter ID"

Get Out the Vote Tools for 2013 . October 9, 2013

Currently, 44 states have voter registration lookup tools and 48 have polling place finders. Wouldn’t it be great if this (and other) election information was available in one place? You’re in luck, it is! Visit our 50 state map to:Find Your Poll Check Your Voter Registration Learn About Voter ID RequirementsYou can also access other... read more

2012 Ballot Measures: Elections . January 30, 2013

November 6, 2012 was the first presidential election since the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court in 2010. Consequentially, the 2012 election was more expensive than any other election in our history by more than $700 million. In an apparent reaction to the ruling, some states voted on limiting or eliminating corporate contributions to elections.... read more

Register Now for Thursday’s Webinar . February 21, 2012

There’s still time to register for this week’s webinar! States Move to Restrict Voting: How Nonprofits Can Defend the Right to VoteThursday February 23rd, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Last year there was an unprecedented nationwide effort to pass legislation that creates voter registration barriers and limits access to the polls. Unfortunately,... read more

ID Requirements Pose Challenge for Elderly . February 4, 2012

A recent article from KansasReporter.org described the situation of 50 residents at Westview Manor, a Kansas adult care facility. Due to the state’s new voter identification requirements, the vast majority could be unable to vote in this year’s election. Only 9 residents have current ID cards and just two have birth certificates that can... read more

Voter ID Passes in Mississippi . November 10, 2011

On Tuesday, Mississippi voters passed a constitutional amendment that requires voters to show government issued photo identification in order to vote. The initiative includes provisions for free photo IDs, but as with all photo ID laws, the impact on voters will depend on implementation. Although many of the states that passed voter ID laws this year... read more

Register Now for Thursday’s Webinar . October 25, 2011

There’s still time to register for this week’s webinar on recent election law changes! States Move to Restrict Voting – How Nonprofits Can Defend the Right to VoteThursday October 27th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern 2011 has seen an unprecedented nationwide effort to pass legislation that creates voter registration barriers and limits access... read more

New Hurdles: States Restrict Voting Rights . October 19, 2011

Earlier this month, the Brennan Center published a new report on “Voting Law Changes in 2012” that details and analyzes the bills that have been proposed and passed since the beginning of this year. Most have made it much more difficult for citizens to both register and vote. Restrictions have come in many forms, including:Photo ID requirements.... read more

October Webinar: Defending the Right to Vote . October 12, 2011

Our October webinar will address new election laws that make it difficult for countless voters to register and cast their ballot. Many nonprofits are now wondering how to best help their clients participate under the new rules, but are also seeking information on how they can fight back against restrictive voting laws. States Move to Restrict Voting... read more

Wisconsin Board Sticks up for Students Being Allowed to Vote . September 17, 2011

From Electionline.org A Wisconsin election board oks special stickers to help students with a new law passed this year in Wisconsin that makes their current students IDs invalid as ID to vote on Election Day. “The Government Accountability Board, which overseas elections for the state of Wisconsin, unanimously adopted a policy this week that said... read more

Ohio Rejects Voter ID Requirements . August 9, 2011

Although a number of states have enacted photo ID laws since January–Alabama, Kansas, Rhode Island (after days of confusion), South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, and Wisconsin–not everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. Governors have vetoed voter ID laws in Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Minnesota. Ohio is the latest... read more

Nonprofits, Are You for or Against Voting? . March 28, 2011

Earlier this month the Nonprofit Quarterly posted an article on “Nonprofits Dedicated to Making it More Difficult for People to Register and Vote.” The author rightly points out that “our nation needs people to vote,” and that’s exactly why Nonprofit VOTE exists. Because of their relationships with clients and communities–as... read more

New Report: HAVA Impact on First-Time Voters . July 16, 2008

A new report from the EAC looks at the HAVA-mandated ID requirements for these first-time voters when they go to the polls. View “Case Studies on the Impact of the Help America Vote Act’s Identification Requirements for First-Time Voters” (PDF), U.S. Election Assistance Commission (May 2008) read more

Georgia Voter ID Challenged Again . June 27, 2008

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Democrats have filed another suit challenging Georgia’s voter ID law. See the Election Law @Moritz case page for more information and case documents. read more

RI Gov. Carcieri Calls for Photo ID at the Polls . June 22, 2008

On June 18th, Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri (R) appealed to that would require voters to produce photo identification at the polls. Linkhttp://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2008/06/18/carcieri_proposes_photo_id_requirement_for_voters/ read more

LWV-Indiana File Lawsuit Against Voter ID Law .

On June 20, the Indiana League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit (League of Women Voters of Indiana vs. Secretary of State Todd Rokita) in state court, alleging that the Indiana law requiring voters at the polls to show government photo-ID violates the Indiana Constitution. Read the complaint.Linkhttp://www.votelaw.com/blog/blogdocs/photo%20ID%20complaint.pdf Imagehttp://www.courttv.com/graphics2/photos/trials/supreme-court/full-coverage/include/supreme-court-include.jpgread more