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Individual voter challenges occur when a person’s eligibility to vote is questioned. Across the country, ithey have been a vehicle for race- and language-based discrimination, election confusion, and voter suppression.

In the last decade, the US Supreme Court has severely weakened the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was widely agreed to be the most influential civil rights law in our history.  

This term, the Court considers Section 2 in Merrill v. Milligan. It threatens to weaken a well-established precedent lower courts have used for decades to evaluate redistricting plans that are alleged to be racially discriminatory.

This blog explores the history of Section 2 and its impact on discriminatory redistricting plans, explains the dispute in Milligan, and previews potential next steps to protect voting rights. 

From less crowding to more scheduling flexibility, there are a ton of reasons to vote early. We asked our staff why they're casting their ballots in advance of Election Day.

October 27th is VOTE411's Sweet Sixteen! We're reflecting on some of our favorite moments in the nonpartisan voting guide's history.

Do you have an election coming up? It's time to make your voting plan and find out about your candidate! To get your friends and family inspired, we've created English and Spanish PSAs that we encourage you to share across your socials!

Looking for a new way to get out the vote? Share one of these TikToks, or create your own with our guide!

In September 2019, the League launched its national redistricting effort People Powered Fair Maps™ (PPFM).

PPFM aimed to create greater transparency, fairness, and public participation in the redistricting process, which determines voting access, partisan representation, and federal funding for communities across the country. 

Are you a first-time voter? Here's everything you need to know about casting your ballot.

The League is fortunate enough to have been a part of women's political power for over 100 years, from the days of the suffragists to the first female Vice President. Our female staff reflects on what womanhood means to them, and how it has shaped both their lives and our democracy. 

Primary election season officially kicks off in March, when voters across Texas will weigh in on the issues that matter most to them. With many more primary elections scheduled this year, and with all of the House of Representatives and dozens of US Senate and Gubernatorial seats up for grabs in November, the results of this year’s elections will be felt for a long time to come.