“EXCLUSIVE: Latest Herron & Smith: ‘Race, Shelby County, and the Voter Information Verification Act in North Carolina’”

New research from Michael Herron and Dan Smith: Abstract Shortly after the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the state of North Carolina enacted an omnibus piece of election-reform … Continue reading

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Presidential Commission on Election Administration (Bauer-Ginsberg) Releases Its Report: Some Initial Thoughts

The Presidential Commission on Election Administration, headed by Democratic lawyer Bob Bauer and Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg, and staffed by senior research director Stanford’s Nate Persily, is meeting with President Obama today and releasing its report to the public. The … Continue reading

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“NC Elections Board to hear cases that touch on student voting rights; State elections board says Elizabeth City college student can seek local office”

News Observer: The state Board of Elections on Tuesday unanimously agreed that an Elizabeth City State University student can run for local office, reversing a decision by the Pasquotank County elections board. Montravias King registered to run for the Elizabeth … Continue reading

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