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How the pandemic has complicated voting access for millions of Native Americans
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Why is voting in the US so difficult? | TED Ideas
An interview with two election officials about the voter registration and voting processes in America.
This website from Frontline tracks the status of laws enacting or repealing voting requirements within every state in the US.
Who Can and Can’t Vote in U.S. Elections
This website outlines, in simple terms, what the general legal requirements are to be able to vote. However, things get a little more complicated as you navigate voter requirements in the various states.
Election Laws May Discourage Some From Voting, Even If They Are Allowed
This NPR clip takes a look at obstacles to voting such as voter ID laws and an individual’s criminal record to question whether voting requirements are discouraging people from voting.
Why Don't (More) Americans Vote?
In this episode of The Good Stuff, the team explores why more eligible voters in the U.S. don't cast ballots.
Who created this message?
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How might different people understand this message differently from me?
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- How could we hear about them?
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