Voters in Arizona and New Jersey added their states to the list of places legalizing marijuana for adults. And Oregon became the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
The prioritization of mailed ballots in 2020 creates hurdles for indigenous people -- about 4.7 million of whom are of voting age -- who already faced voting obstacles prior to the pandemic.
By Candice Norwood
Most of the three-quarters of a million people held in U.S. jails have the right to vote. But a new report from the Prison Policy Initiative finds many of them are unable to, stymied by misinformation, limited access to ballots…
By Rebecca Boone, Associated Press
Florida voter passed overwhelmingly in 2018 for felons who have completed their sentences to have voting rights restored. But the legal dispute arose after lawmakers the next year moved to define what it means to complete a sentence.
By Curt Anderson, Associated Press
By Courtney Vinopal
Feminist writer, author and activist Gloria Steinem said that Black, indigenous and other American women of color were essential to the suffrage movement even though their efforts have not historically always been recognized.
By David Pitt, Associated Press
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed an executive order granting convicted felons the right to vote, ending Iowa’s place as the only remaining state to broadly deny voting rights to felons.
By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press
A divided U.S Supreme Court has upheld a stay on a lower court ruling that would have given access to the ballot box to hundreds of thousands of Florida felons.
By Kim Chandler, Associated Press
The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Associated Press
Many Democrats blamed the Republican secretary of state for hourslong lines, voting machine malfunctions, provisional ballot shortages and absentee ballots failing to arrive in time for Tuesday's elections.
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