Sunday, October 9, 2011

Voting Law Changes in 2012

Source: Brennan Center for Justice

Ahead of the 2012 elections, a wave of legislation tightening restrictions on voting has suddenly swept across the country. More than five million Americans could be affected by the new rules already put in place this year -- a number larger than the margin of victory in two of the last three presidential elections.

This report [PDF] is the first full accounting and analysis of this year's voting cutbacks. It details both the bills that have been proposed and the legislation that has been passed since the beginning of 2011.

+ Link to the appendix [PDF], "a compilation of potentially vote-suppressing legislation proposed in the 2011 legislative sessions."

+ Link to the overview [PDF], a four-page summary with key findings

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