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Top Officials 'Doing The Right Thing' For Voters

Friday, 31 October 2008, 2:38 pm | Brennan center for Justice

Less attention has been paid to the fact that multiple state and local officials have worked very hard to ensure that everybody who has the right to vote will be able to cast a ballot and have it count. Here's our "honor roll" so far: More >>

How Bad Is North Carolina’s Ballot Flaw?

Thursday, 23 October 2008, 3:26 pm | Brennan center for Justice

Some of you may have read about North Carolina's very confusing straight-party voting rules and ballots. If history is any guide, this has the potential to have a huge impact on the outcome of the presidential contest in North Carolina. More >>

Ohio Voter Purges Could Affect Joe The Plumber

Friday, 17 October 2008, 4:05 pm | Brennan center for Justice

New York – We heard a lot last night about Joe the Plumber, but did you know that a recent court ruling last night threatens the ability of thousands like Joe to have their votes counted? More >>

Colorado: Tens Of Thousands Of Voters In Jeopardy

Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 3:31 pm | Brennan center for Justice

Colorado – Voting rights experts urged the Colorado Secretary of State today to immediately modify a policy regarding voter registration forms that threatens to jeopardize the eligibility of tens of thousands of Colorado voters. More >>

Montana Registration Challenges Are Error-Prone

Tuesday, 7 October 2008, 4:18 pm | Brennan center for Justice

New York – Today voting rights advocates at the Brennan Center for Justice called on Montana election officials to reject the challenges of 6,000 voter registrations, citing the crude basis for the challenges. More >>

Ohio Supreme Ct. Rules To Accept Absentee Ballots

Friday, 3 October 2008, 2:57 pm | Brennan center for Justice

Update (4:30pm): Ohio Supreme Court unanimously rules to require election officials to accept the absentee ballot requests. More >>

Brennan Center Releases Report On Voter Purges

Thursday, 2 October 2008, 1:57 pm | Brennan center for Justice

Yet state and local officials regularly remove—or “purge”—citizens from voter rolls. In fact, thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia reported purging more than 13 million voters from registration rolls between 2004 and 2006. More >>

Potential Ballot Trouble In OH: Split Contests

Thursday, 2 October 2008, 1:12 pm | Brennan center for Justice

At least twelve Ohio counties have split the presidential contest over two columns on their paper ballots for the November election. This confuses voters and results in double voting in the presidential race—and an uncounted vote. More >>

24-Step Checklist Offers Ballot Counting Standards

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 1:28 pm | Brennan center for Justice

New York – In light of startling miscounts and vote losses in recent primaries in Florida, Ohio and Washington, D.C., the Brennan Center for Justice urged election officials across the country to practice smart, transparent ballot accounting. More >>

VA Elections Website Could Deter Student Voters

Friday, 19 September 2008, 2:30 pm | Brennan center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice released a letter to the Secretary of the Virginia State of Board of Elections urging the state to clarify misleading information on its website that could deter thousands of eligible voting age students. More >>

Mississippi Ballot Will Disenfranchise Hundreds

Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 10:13 pm | Brennan center for Justice

Ballot Experts Urge State Officials to Place Wicker-Musgrove U.S. Senate Contest at Top of Ballot with Other Federal Races Jackson, MS – Today the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a non-partisan advocate for voting rights and sound ... More >>