Election Day

Advocates press for action in Congress on voting rights, despite grim outlook

BY: - September 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — Activists are ramping up the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to move on his chamber’s version of a voting rights bill, even though there’s no sign there will be enough Republican support to advance it. Alternatively, they’re pressing for an end to the filibuster, though there’s no indication there would be […]

You have rights when you go to vote — and many people are there to help if there’s trouble

BY: - November 3, 2020

Despite all the challenges to this year’s election – long lines, calls for voter intimidation, baseless claims of fraud – voting is a fundamental civil right. As a political scientist who studies campaigns and elections, I have confidence in American democracy. Lots of people are working at the polls and behind the scenes to ensure […]

COMMENTARY

Exercising your right to vote on Election Day

BY: - October 16, 2020

Turn on the news or read a newspaper today and you will see political candidates and public officials making the rounds throughout the country trying to earn your vote. While the issues and formats are much different today, those candidates and public officials are participating in America’s time-honored tradition of democracy. When it comes to […]

Ohio Dems want to increase turnout by making Election Day a holiday. Will it help?

BY: - December 3, 2019

A pair of Democratic state legislators are seeking to improve voter access and turnout by making Election Day a state holiday in Ohio. Their proposal would only apply to general elections, held each November, and would result in government offices being closed that day. The idea is to give employees of public offices a paid […]