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Voting Access

Early voting is about to begin for the state’s March 19 presidential preference election, but only Democrats and Republicans can participate.

We’ll cover the disputes over voting rules and how they affect voters and the local officials who run elections in this pivotal state.

Here are all the options, deadlines, and rules you need to know to cast a ballot.

A new law aimed to increase voting access in rural counties. In South Texas it’s having the opposite effect.

The law, passed unanimously by Republicans, requires counties that offer countywide voting to increase the number of locations — a nearly impossible challenge in some areas.

Arizona’s governor and secretary of state say it’s fine not to consistently monitor ballot drop boxes. But Republicans say the law doesn’t bear that out, and the Elections Procedures Manual finalized in December doesn’t clarify.

The biggest issues in elections from 2023 will have consequences for voting this year. Here’s what we’ll be covering.

Our painful national history is on wrenching display at the Legacy Museum, but it also highlights the optimism that drives us forward.

The law signed this week is the first in the nation and expands the Department of Corrections’ current effort to restore voting rights to returning citizens.

We’re preparing to cover the presidential primaries and other elections next year. Help us figure out what issues we should focus on in the voting experience.

Redistricting cases like Galveston County prompt continuing challenges to the Voting Rights Act and important legal precedents protecting voters of color.

A harsh court ruling criticizes Harris County for its ballot paper shortages in 2022. The county’s new election chief pledges to get it right.

Voting rights in less competitive states aren’t in the spotlight, and those voters deserve answers

Some county messaging had said drop boxes in the all-mail election would be open until voting ended at 7 p.m. on Election Day.

About 32,000 Arizona voters who haven’t proved their citizenship may be subject to investigations and potential removal from rolls under the 2022 laws.

Northampton County officials say the machines are correctly recording votes even if the paper ballot doesn’t match.

4,600 voters across nearly 40 cities and townships tried out Prop 2′s new option for casting ballots, with a positive response and only one tech hiccup reported.

When Chester County needed Jay Schneider to step up, he did, and learned about elections along the way.

Several cities and townships pilot the new Prop 2 voting option before adopting it statewide next year.

Heider Garcia will replace Michael Scarpello, who had led the elections department in Dallas since 2020.