Stopped At The Box: Voter Access Ahead Of The Midterms
Twenty-three states have restricted the ability to vote since 2010. This includes efforts such as passing voter ID laws, purging names from voter rolls and restricting early voting times or locations.
And the right to vote as a U.S. citizen is not guaranteed by the Constitution.
With less than a week to go before the midterm elections, what issues of access are people experiencing at the ballot box?
And what can voters do about it?
Produced by Bianca Martin. Text by Gabrielle Healy.
Kat Calvin, Founder, Spread the Vote; @KatCalvinLA
Ari Berman, Senior reporter, Mother Jones; author, “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America;” @AriBerman
Johnny Kauffman, Reporter, WABE news in Atlanta; @JohnnyIK
OJ Semans, Executive director, Four Directions, a nonprofit that advances native voting rights; member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
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