Carrie Levine is a story editor for Votebeat. She was previously a senior reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, where she covered voting access, money in politics and influence. Before that, she was research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a nonpartisan watchdog group. She previously reported and edited for Legal Times and the National Law Journal, the Charlotte Observer. A graduate of Boston University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she is based in Washington, D.C.
“Election policy is more durable if it’s bipartisan,” a prominent expert says.
Election integrity activists’ unfounded claims undermining a program that helps state officials clean voter rolls.
And so far, the prospects for getting it — at least from the federal government — don’t look good. Here’s what officials said at last week’s gathering of election chiefs.
Hundreds of election-related bills have already been filed by state lawmakers as elections continue to draw scrutiny.
Election skeptics are using obscure legal provisions to petition for recounts and drag out final results.
The outcome in Moore v. Harper may not bring the broad consequences for elections that observers fear.
Allegations of intentional partisan disenfranchisement are easier to believe than absurd conspiracy theories, but what should matter most is showing the proof.
Navajo voters in one Arizona County see their ballots rejected more frequently. Here’s what would fix that.
Advocates want Apache County to create vote centers where anyone can cast a ballot instead of using precinct-based voting.
Racist audio, Supreme Court debate show redistricting as a zero-sum exercise
Lessons from the last time storm victims had to make new plans to vote.
Kansas, Missouri, Florida among states with laws that voter registration groups say put volunteers at risk
Surge in observers during the primary, along with tensions and disruptions, leads to NC rule tightening.
States banned private money for election expenses, but a new plan to raise money for voter fraud investigations poses similar concerns.
The Uvalde shooting heightened concerns about school security, but there aren’t always good alternative polling places available.
Zuckerberg’s grants prompted new laws prohibiting donated resources. Now, wary election officials wonder what they can accept.
Just like lobbying and campaign finance, elections are governed by a patchwork of rules that don’t make intuitive sense, and that differ from state to state.
The split primary is one example of the obstacles resulting from lawsuits and new voting rules.