Grassroots organizing gets results but there is a huge amount of work yet to be done to ensure a fair, representative democracy with an engaged and empowered electorate.
The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Today, the struggle continues.
Race has been a defining issue in the 2016 U.S. election season, and inextricably linked to it, the struggle for voting rights.
Are you sure you can vote this election? The centrepiece of the Harper government's assault on democratic process, the Fair Elections Act, may stand in your way.
Last week, two courts ruled on separate Charter challenges to legislation affecting the rights of certain groups of Canadians to vote in the October 2015 election. Their decisions were surprising.
We can bring about change by getting organized in our communities and we can start with all of us taking the voter pledge right now.
Stephen Harper's re-election strategy depends on a lot of you not voting. And if you mess with his plan by showing up at the polling station on Election Day, he's prepared for that, too.
Purging of voter rolls is just one way that Republicans are working to limit the vote. Key court decisions have all but guaranteed that many U.S. voters will be denied access to their right to vote.
Millions of Americans are prohibited from voting because of felony convictions. Because of racial disparities in the penal system, people of colour are disproportionately denied the right to vote.
Following the 2010 Republican sweep, giving the GOP control over many state legislatures and governorships, the nation has seen a wave of new laws that make it harder to vote.