FRONTLINE's Sarah Childress answers your questions about voting.
As of today, 31 states have started early voting for the Nov. 4 midterm elections.
Proponents say these laws ensure election integrity, but a FRONTLINE analysis found that ID requirements aren't applied equally to all voters.
The decisions come amid a flurry of court challenges to laws that will affect how people vote in the November election.
Who's allowed to vote? And when? As the November midterms approach, find out how voting laws are changing state-by-state in our interactive database.
Voting discrimination persists nationwide, but the worst offenders today are still southern states with a history of blocking minorities' access to the ballot, according to a new study by the National Commission on Voting Rights.
Courts are pushing back against laws in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision. Several legal battles are still ahead.
It's the latest move from Attorney General Eric Holder, who has vowed to challenge states for alleged discrimination against minority voters.
The federal government waded further into the fight over voting-rights laws on Thursday with plans to sue Texas over its voter ID law.
Just over a month after the Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, seven states — … Continue reading
In announcing a lawsuit against Texas, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed a nationwide battle against voter laws it considers discriminatory.
Two new rulings on voter discrimination cases are likely to have long-term impact.
Five of the nine states that were previously under the VRA are already moving ahead with similar voter ID laws.
The Supreme Court struck down a major part of the landmark ban on voter discrimination, saying that it was up to Congress to bring the law into the modern age.
An Alabama county says the civil rights-era law is outdated. It will make its case before the Supreme Court tomorrow.
The Supreme Court is set to decide on Friday whether it will take up two cases to determine the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act. Here's why.
Early voting can continue in Ohio for all voters, after the Supreme Court declined (pdf) Tuesday to consider a case … Continue reading
A judge ruled that Pennsylvania's voter ID law can't be implemented fairly in time for the presidential election in November.
Voter ID laws aren't the only new restrictions that might affect turnout in November.
Courts are expected to rule on two key cases this week. Here's what you need to know.