Elections

Only Federal Regulation Can Ensure Fair Elections

Only Federal Regulation Can Ensure Fair Elections

Congress should use its constitutionally granted authority to regulate elections and protect democracy.

The Promise and Peril of Local Election Administration

The Promise and Peril of Local Election Administration

Local election officials played a critical role in facilitating free and fair elections in 2020.

Election Officials as Regulators of Voting Access

Election Officials as Regulators of Voting Access

Legislative backlash against election officials poses serious implications for democracy.

Red State Lawmakers Preempt Campaign Finance Laws in Blue Cities

Red State Lawmakers Preempt Campaign Finance Laws in Blue Cities

Republican states with major democratic metropolitan centers forestall local efforts to reform election law.

A Voting Rights Faustian Bargain

A Voting Rights Faustian Bargain

Democrats should accept voter ID in exchange for Republican support of national voting standards.

The False Flag of Political Accountability in Election Reform

The False Flag of Political Accountability in Election Reform

Some state lawmakers aim to give elected officials control over election administration and outcomes.

Brnovich and Its Implications

Brnovich and Its Implications

The Supreme Court’s decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee signals a new era of restrictive voting laws.

Regulating Elections in the United States

Regulating Elections in the United States

Experts explore recent regulatory developments in election and campaign finance law.

A Case for Mandatory Voting

A Case for Mandatory Voting

Scholars argue that civic duty voting could revive American democracy.

Voting Amid a Pandemic

Voting Amid a Pandemic

As COVID-19 persists, governments must decide whether, when, where, and how to hold elections.

Would a National Popular Vote Make Every Vote Count?

Would a National Popular Vote Make Every Vote Count?

Proposed legislation could change state regulations that allocate presidential electoral votes.

The Costs of Voter ID Requirements

The Costs of Voter ID Requirements

Research shows that requiring voter IDs imposes substantial costs, especially on disadvantaged groups.