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Interactive Map | Voter ID Laws

Explore the interactive map below to investigate the state of current voter ID laws in each state. The map is produced by Patchwork Nation, using data from Ballotpedia.

Reporting On Voter ID And Voter Registration

Conservatives file voter registration lawsuits; liberals say it's blocking votes
NPR

Conservatives file voter registration lawsuits; liberals ...

The lawsuits have targeted about a dozen counties so far in Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Mississippi. And even some cities, such as Philadelphia and Alexandria, Va.

How Texas’ voter ID law landed it in federal court — again
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How Texas’ voter ID law landed it in federal court — again

Texas is back in federal court yet again defending one of the nation’s strictest voter ID laws.

Appeals court blocks proof-of-citizenship voting requirement
PBS NEWSHOUR

Appeals court blocks proof-of-citizenship voting requirement

A federal appeals court has blocked Kansas, Georgia and Alabama from requiring residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote using a national form.

Justice Department: New Texas voter ID rules are misleading to voters
NPR

Justice Department: New Texas voter ID rules are misleadi...

The legal battle over the Texas voter ID law is a fight that just won't end.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Appeals court sympathetic to challenge over voter rules

A federal appeals court seems likely to side with voting rights groups seeking to block Kansas, Georgia and Alabama from requiring residents to prove they are U.S. citizens

NPR

Despite court ruling, voting rights fight continues in No...

In the swing state of North Carolina, a fight for early voting rights that seemed to end with a strongly worded federal court ruling last month, may be just getting started.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Court weighs whether Kansas voters must prove their citiz...

A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver’s licenses for proof that they’re citizens.

Reporting On Voting And Polling Places

Supreme Court calls audible on Michigan’s straight-party voting ban
PBS NEWSHOUR

Supreme Court calls audible on Michigan’s straight-party ...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to let Michigan’s new ban on straight-party voting take effect for the November election.

Where do the presidential candidates stand on voting rights?
PBS NEWSHOUR

Where do the presidential candidates stand on voting rights?

Who should be able to vote and how easy should it be? It’s a question that goes to the core of democracy.

The cost to vote can be thousands of dollars
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The cost to vote can be thousands of dollars

You may not think twice about casting your ballot this November. But many non-citizens are racing to get their ability to vote in time.

WTTW CHICAGO

Judge rules against independent redistricting measure

The latest attempt to wrest control of legislative redistricting from state lawmakers was handed a setback Wednesday morning.

NPR

Early voting lawsuits center on key swing state Ohio

The fight over who gets to vote when is heating up in Ohio, which has become the epicenter of legal fights over voter access.

NPR

In Virginia, a battle to give former felons the right to ...

More than 9,000 former felons have registered to vote in Virginia since April, when the governor issued an executive order restoring voting rights to 200,000 ex-offenders.

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