Today there is growing support for extending voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds, as well as a focus on engaging the youngest voters as soon as possible. In addition, there is also an increased recognition of the aging voting population as a whole, and the issues that an imbalance in age can potentially cause. Read More »
New Barriers to Voting
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 eliminated many of the historical barriers to voting by giving the federal government the power to oversee new voting laws and remove discriminatory practices within states that were identified as having past discriminatory practices.Read More »
Voting and the Military: Continued Connection
Recent programs have expanded the connection between military service and voting rights. One key part of this system is the fast track toward citizenship accessible through military service.
Both the federal government and many states have adopted policies that aim to streamline the voting process for those who served in the military in order to break down barriers. Read More »
Voting Rights in the U.S. Territories Today
In addition to the 50 states and Washington, D.C., the United States governs more than a dozen island territories Pieces of land owned by the United States that are not states and are administered by an appointed or elected governor and elected legislature. Read More »