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The Guardian

Adrian Horton

1 May 2019

Michigan, United States

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In a time of extreme division in American politics, one documentary is highlighting an issue both sides agree is an issue--gerrymandering. As contorted districts have made elections pointless in many Michigan election...

Colorado Public Radio

Sam Brasch

24 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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In 2013, Colorado lawmakers passed a comprehensive voting reform bill which put a mail-in ballot in every voter's mailbox and allowed for same-day voter registration. Many credit the bill for boosting youth voting 13 ...

Bay City News Foundation

Nuria Marquez Martinez

22 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Elevating the voices of noncitizen community members takes building trust through outreach and education. After the passage of Proposition N, allowing local non-citizens in San Francisco to participate in school board...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

17 April 2019

Illinois, United States

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High tech tools offer low cost ways to reach many voters and mobilize turnout, especially in mid term elections. From applications that allow campaigns to deliver personal text messages to hundreds of people at once, ...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

7 April 2019

Switzerland

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A group called Operation Libero in Switzerland has successfully rallied against rising right-wing populist groups by using different approaches like small-scale crowdfunding, eye-catching tongue-in-cheek campaigns, an...

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Emily Hamer

31 March 2019

Wisconsin, United States

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A group called NextGen Wisconsin is using bounce houses, armies of field organizers, convenient voter registration tables, door knocking, and digital advertising to turn out historically high numbers of youth voters a...

Wisconsin Watch

Emily Hamer

31 March 2019

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Although achieving higher levels of voter turnout will require more comprehensive and long-term solutions, investments targeted at voter registration campaigns can still have tangible benefits in the short-term. NextG...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

29 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Get out the vote groups like Inspire U.S.and Penn Leads the Vote have found that many young people are more engaged than ever before in wanting to vote, but they just need a little nudge in the right direction. From s...

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Alani Vargas

22 March 2019

United States

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In an attempt to encourage voter turnout, Ariana Grande set up tables at concerts on her tour where fans could register to vote, or receive text alerts reminders for those who already had. The "ThankUNextGen" campaign...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Alyssa Biederman

21 March 2019

New Jersey, United States

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In South Jersey's Cumberland County, election officials played on one of the state's oldest football rivalries to increase voter turnout by launching the Turnout Trophy. The competition put fourteen towns against each...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 March 2019

United States

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A suite of new voting apps are bringing new technologies to old organizing methods, like asking (or shaming) friends to vote and finding community leaders to encourage voter turnout. These old methods, now called "rel...

National Native News

Christine Trudeau

13 March 2019

Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States

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When it became clear that legal challenges to North Dakota's new voter I.D. law would fail, organizers set up shop near Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to get out the vote. By helping voters on the r...

Mississippi Today

R.L. Nave

12 March 2019

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Geofencing, a smartphone technology typically associated with retail marketing, offers an innovative way to educate and register voters. In order to help mobilize voters in the face of shrinking turnout, the Mississip...

Model D

Aaron Mondry

8 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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To close the voting participation and engagement gap between historically disenfranchised groups and more affluent, white groups, organizations in Metropolitan Detroit are employing a number of strategies. One group, ...

The Denver Post

Andrew Kenney

7 March 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In the hopes of making voting more accessible, the city of Denver, Colorado will allow their international voters, a population of about 4,000, to vote electronically on an app called Voatz. Already used by about 144 ...

Native America Calling

Art Hughes

7 March 2019

North Dakota, United States

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Native American tribes, community groups, and nonprofits quickly responded to a North Dakota law requiring voter IDs with physical street addresses by holding information sessions, setting up stations to create instan...

Miami Herald

David Smiley

28 February 2019

Florida, United States

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Over the past two decades, Florida has notoriously been plagued with voting complications, which have called into question the integrity of many state and national elections. In an attempt to simplify voting, Florida ...

Pacific Standard

Massoud Hayoun

14 February 2019

North Dakota, United States

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A variety of reasons can make it hard for Native Americans to vote. Voter ID laws that require proof of address prohibit some Native American nations without formal addresses. And often polling places are situated too...

NationSwell

Adrienne Day

5 December 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Modeled after faith-based services, Civic Saturday encourages civic participation by creating a space for people to discuss social change, organize to vote, and engage in other democracy and community-building activit...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

7 November 2018

Oregon, United States

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Voter turnout is higher where voting is made easy. Consider one innovation: vote-by mail. States that allowed mail-in ballots had an average of 10 percent more voting in the 2016 election than other states. More innov...

Ohio State News

Jeff Grabmeier

5 November 2018

United States

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If elected representatives have a few hours to speak with their constituents, where’s what they should do: discuss policy issues online with a small group of randomly selected constituents. Participants appreciate the...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

2 November 2018

United States

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Easy-to-use web apps provide information about candidates and referendums, gathering information all in one place for voters. BallotReady and We Vote are two such tools.

Associated Press

Kristen de Groot

2 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Some hospitals are finding ways to help their patients vote. Penn Votes Project is an initiative between hospitals and the Penn Law School that helps patients fill out and notarize their absentee ballots. Then there’s...

Associated Press

Blake Nicholson

31 October 2018

Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

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In the face of stricter voter ID rules, organizers are working to ensure that those deemed ineligible to vote in North Dakota because of their lack of street address - a group that is disproportionately Native America...

Local News Matters

Sylvie Sturm

30 October 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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After lackluster experiences phone banking during the 2016 presidential election, volunteers altered their strategy to write postcards to citizens to turn out the vote in the 2018 mid-term elections. Writing postcards...

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