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Voter Suppression Can Impact Outcomes
Action on voting rights in 2016 looks very similar to last year. On the whole, states are passing less restrictive election laws, and even better, more and more states are reforming their election process to help voters.
Ninety-five years ago, a single vote in the Tennessee legislature guaranteed that the 19th Amendment, securing women the right to vote would, at last, become law.
I worked with the Election Protection Hotline to help many voters rectify the issues they were facing when attempting to exercise their right to vote. But it also illuminated how far we have to go to have fair, free and accessible elections for all eligible citizens.
Now is the time to start thinking about how and when you’ll vote. In addition to getting ready to vote as you have in years past, voters in many states may also need to show voter identification in order to cast a ballot.
The politically nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Nashville has adopted positions on several charter school issues that are before the General Assembly.