Florida breathes new life into the political gerrymandering debate

Posted By: Danny Muchoki, Legal Fellow

Post Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Florida circuit court judge ruled last Friday in Romo v. Detzner that two of the Sunshine State’s congressional districts violated the “Fair District” amendment to the Florida constitution. The court found that unfair political gerrymandering in favor of the Republican Party made the redistricting plan invalid.

Guest Blog: Voter Engagement at Community Health Centers: Continuing the Legacy of Freedom Summer

Posted By: Marc Weatherhorn, Community Health Vote

Post Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Note: Fair Elections Legal Network is a partner in Community Health Vote with the National Association of Community Health Centers and Nonprofit VOTE. The goal of Community Health Vote is to is to involve as many of the more than 1,200 Federally Qualified Health Center organizations (FQHC’s) as possible in integrating nonpartisan voter registration and Get-Out-the-Vote efforts aimed at their nearly 22.5 million patients. For more information please visit www.communityhealthvote.net.

One Year After Shelby: VRAA Hearing a Start to Reestablish Voting Protections

Posted By: Charlie Frye, Legal Intern

Post Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today on the one year anniversary of Shelby County, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the proposed Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA). The VRAA seeks to re-establish protections against voter discrimination lost after the Supreme Court struck down Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder.

The Battle Over Early Voting In Ohio Rages On

Posted By: Sophie Laing, Intern

Post Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Online Voter Registration in Minnesota: What a Difference a Day Makes

Posted By: Jon Sherman, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This piece was originally posted on The Huffington Post.

A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

Posted By: Jon Sherman, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post.

Sadly, Social Security Cards Won't Cut It for Many Voters

Posted By: Jon Sherman, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Monday, April 21, 2014

This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post.

Virginia and Congress Seek to Simplify Rights Restoration Process

Posted By: Courtney Mills, Staff Attorney

Post Date: Friday, April 18, 2014

Earlier today, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a set of procedures to alter the voting rights restoration process for former felons.

An Uncertain Fate for Voter Purging in Florida

Posted By: Brentin Mock, Demos

Post Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This piece originally appeared on the Demos PolicyShop blog on April 11, 2014.

Guest Post: It’s time to update the vote in Massachusetts

Posted By: Sara Brady, Policy Director for MassVOTE

Post Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Though Massachusetts has historically been ahead of the curve on many issues, our election laws are far behind most other states, in fact, Rock the Vote ranked us 42nd in the nation in 2012.  Fortunately, the Massachusetts House and Senate have now both passed legislation to update our voting laws.  This is a major victory but it’s not law yet.  The two pieces of legislation now head to conference where both houses will hash out what the final piece of legislation will look like before it heads to the Governor’s desk.