Voting Rights

 

In 2008, I voted for the first time, in the New Hampshire primary, and ever since I've been obsessed with election administration. I've been a poll worker in NYC since 2012, caucused in Iowa in 2016, observed the Stein recount in Pennsylvania after the last presidential election, and worked for ProPublica’s Electionland team during the 2018 midterms. In favor of: automatic, same-day, and online voter registration, early voting and vote-by-mail, multi-lingual ballots, and enfranchising felons, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and all other territories. Against: ID laws and other shady suppressive bullshit. Undecided: the Electoral College.



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The Underpaid, Underappreciated, Absolutely Necessary Poll Worker

As the midterms approach amid reports of voter suppression and foreign interference, it’s easy to lose sight of the humble poll worker who is at the mechanical level of the city’s electoral process. Read more at The New York Times

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The Center of the Fight Over Whose Votes Count Is in Georgia

Provisional ballots are supposed to be a failsafe. Instead, they’re just one part of a convoluted system keeping marginalized communities from exercising the right to vote. Read more at VICE.

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After Election Fraud in North Carolina, Can We Trust Vote-By-Mail?

"The worst thing that can happen to an election official is to have an election problem," says Langeler, "so they tend to be risk averse, with good reason." Read more at Pacific Standard.