Voting rights


Voting, Ballot Rejection, and Electoral Integrity in the 2020 Election

, Kendall Science Fellow

For a variety of reasons, ballots can be rejected or “spoiled” if they are not filled out correctly or if verification protocols are not followed. This year, there is a great deal of concern over the surge of mail ballots that have been requested as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are observing key counties in the United States  as the election unfolds, as reported in a previous analysis. Read more >

Cindy Shebley
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Lost Voters: Voter Turnout, Suppression and Mobilization in Key 2020 Election Counties

, Kendall Science Fellow

Enthusiasm for the November election may be at a record high, which is normally good news for a democracy. Unfortunately, even if there were not a global pandemic to contend with, voters still face barriers across states that have refused to modernize their election rules.

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Marion S. Trikosko
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A Call to Action on the Voting Rights Act

, Kendall Science Fellow

The times call for a Third Reconstruction. Read more >

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COVID-19 Election Update: Will the Senate be Complicit in Electoral Disaster?

, Kendall Science Fellow

We will eventually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but our democracy may never recover from a major electoral disaster. Read more >

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New UCS Analysis: How to Protect Democracy and Public Health During 2020 Election

, Kendall Science Fellow

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have kept us from celebrating Independence Day as we should, we still have time to protect the foundation of our democracy: voting. Read more >

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