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What long voting lines in the US really mean
Key Federal Voting Legislation and Amendments
- U.S. Const. art. 1, §3, amended by U.S. Const. amend. XVII, §1, cl. 1
- U.S. Const. art. 1, §2, amended by U.S. Const. amend. XIV §2
- U.S. Const. art. II, §1
- U.S. Const. amend. XIV
- U.S. Const. amend. XV
- U.S. Const. amend. XIX
- U.S. Const. amend. XXIII
- U.S. Const. amend. XXIV
- U.S. Const. amend. XXVI
Civil Rights Act (52 U.S.C. §10101, 52 U.S.C. §§20701-20706)
Help America Vote Act (52 U.S.C. §20901-21145)
National Voter Registration Act or The Motor Voter Act (52 U.S.C. §20501-2051)
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (52 U.S.C. §20301-20311)
Voting Rights Act (52 U.S.C. §§10301-10314, 52 U.S.C. §§10501-10508, 52 U.S.C. §§10701-10702)
Visit the Department of Justice Civil Rights Section for more information about voting rights legislation.
National Association of Secretaries of State
"Founded in 1904, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is the nation's oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials. Membership is open to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. Territories." Secretaries of state are often head of elections at the state level of government.
Changes to voting in the era of COVID-19
50 State Survey: Voting and Elections
"This survey combines statutes, regulations, and municipal orders from the largest 100 cities in the United States and may be found in both 50 State Statutory Surveys and 50 State Regulatory Surveys on Westlaw."
2020 Election Litigation Tracker
"[A] joint project of Election Law at Ohio State and SCOTUSblog. During the 2020 election season, we will provide up-to-date information on major election law cases as they make their way through every level of the court system. Our goal is to serve as a resource on election law and administration for the general public, lawyers, educators, journalists and policymakers. "
COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker
Maintained by the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, this "database tracks election law cases arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic--over 500 cases and appeals, comprising over 350 case families (i.e. all cases and appeals arising from a single complaint) in 46 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico."
Happening Now - The For the People Act of 2021
Is voting a constitutional right?
Federal Agencies Overseeing the Vote