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]
May 26, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on Saturday found provisions of the nation's revised parliament and election law invalid under the Egyptian constitution. In April the Shura Council, Egypt's upper house of parliament, approved the revisions, which set forth new procedures for lower hous... ...[read more]
May 24, 2013
by G. Redd
The Afghan Parliament approved two new electoral laws Wednesday that will take effect in the elections next spring. According to Tolo News of Afghanistan, the statutes in question will provide a legal framework for the quarantine of ballot boxes and the creation of a complaints commission. Both ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The Shura Council, Egypt's upper house of parliament, on Thursday approved a revised election law that sets new rules for lower house elections to be held later this year. The law provides that the People's Assembly, Egypt's lower house of parliament, will consist of 546 seats, and it will also ...[read more]

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