November 5, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
Illinois voters on Tuesday approved the Illinois Right to Vote Amendment, which bans all voter discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or income. This provision will amend the Suffrage and Election Article of the Illinois Constitution. The ...[read more]
November 5, 2014
by Addison Morris
Ballot measures in both Washington and Alabama passed in Tuesday's midterm elections, altering the states' gun laws. Washington Initiative 594, a measure requiring background checks for all gun purchases, passed with more than 59 percent of the vote. This new law will alter the state's existing ...[read more]
November 4, 2014
by G. Redd
JURIST host Genevieve Redd bids you all a fair Election Day with a review of riveting developments on the Voter Photo ID laws in Texas as presented in State Constitutional First Principles in Challenging the Texas Voter ID Law, the challenges to them, and how voters are left in a hanging chad of ...[read more]
October 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
States that have toughened voter identification laws have experienced steeper drops in election turnout than those that have not, including disproportionate falloffs among black and younger voters, according to a nonpartisan congressional study released on Wednesday by the US Government ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US District Court for the District of Kansas on Wednesday ordered the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to assist Kansas and Arizona in enforcing their proof of citizenship laws for new voters by adding language requested by both states to the state-specific instructions on the federal ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Judge Bernard McGinley of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Friday struck down the state's nearly two-year-old voter identification law, considered one of the most strict in the nation. In his opinion, MicGinley wrote that the state had failed to adequately explain why the law was a necessary ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The financing of national and state elections has been a political topic in the US since the early nineteenth century. In 1828, then-candidate for the US presidency Andrew Jackson was one of the first politicians to create a campaign committee to help him raise money, secure votes, organize ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Today, there are 32 states in the US that require voters to present identification at the polls in order to vote, including 17 states that have passed laws requiring a photo ID. Voter ID laws have become increasingly controversial as the 2012 presidential election approaches, precipitating legal ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by G. Redd
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai ratified two new election laws on Wednesday. The UN had pressed the president to improve the election commission he had threatened to disperse after it disqualified 25 percent of the 2009 ballots, sparking violence across the country. By reinvigorating the ...[read more]
June 14, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Thursday used a presidential decree to bypass parliament in order to make changes to electoral laws in compliance with the Constitutional Court's order to hold elections by July 31. The amended electoral laws ensure that all political parties have access to the ...[read more]

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