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The National

Hendia Alashepy

29 October 2021

Libya

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Libya’s Electoral Outreach Ambassadors program aims to increase women’s trust in the political process and register new voters. The female ambassadors are experienced in civil society participation but are not affilia...

The Land

Michael Indriolo

5 October 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland high school students created votecle.com, a website that centralizes information about local elections. A “political alignment” survey on the site assesses users’ opinions on important political issues to ma...

Time Magazine

Philip Elliott

1 October 2021

United States

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Vote Forward, an apolitical non-profit organization aimed at turning out voters, coordinated more than 50 partner organizations to boost turnout in the 2020 election through a letter-writing campaign. The letters were...

Prism

Umme Hoque

29 September 2021

California, United States

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A new California law makes universal mail-in voting permanent after it was temporarily adopted for the 2020 election in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Expansion of mail-in voting in 2020 resulted in higher vote...

Stateline

Matt Vasilogambros

16 July 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago's Cook County Jail enabled 2,200 incarcerated people to vote in the November 2020 election by opening the jail to voter registration drives, civic lessons, distribution of voter education materials, two weeken...

The Marshall Project

Nicole Lewis

Andrew R. Calderón

23 June 2021

Nevada, United States

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Thirteen states restored the right to vote to millions of formerly incarcerated people in the years leading up to the 2020 elections. An analysis of four of them – Nevada, Kentucky, Iowa, and New Jersey – shows the ne...

Associated Press

Haleluya Hadero

2 June 2021

Georgia, United States

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Black Voters Matter raises money to support organizations and initiatives that are often too small for institutional funders to notice. The group has given millions to community-based groups in 15 states, mostly in th...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

5 May 2021

Canada

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The Canadian reality show, “Political Blind Date,” pairs two politicians from opposing sides to spend two days together visiting each other’s constituents and wrestling with difficult issues. Fifty politicians have pa...

MIT Technology Review

Julia Hotz

28 April 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Democracy Vouchers, a tax-payer-funded program that sends four $25 certificates to residents to donate to local candidates, made Seattle the national leader by increasing the percent of the electorate donating to loca...

Yes! Magazine

Fiza Pirani

8 April 2021

Georgia, United States

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A complex combination of successful fundraising campaigns, engaging with and energizing Black voters, and mobilizing the state’s other ethnic and racial groups helped Democrats flip Georgia blue in 2020. Large financi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

1 April 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philly Youth Vote is a nonpartisan effort, organized by a local social studies teacher, to prepare 18-year-olds to vote. In addition to registering about 700 students in the summer of 2020, the group advocates changin...

The Huffington Post

Alexander Kaufman

18 March 2021

United States

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The Environmental Voter Project has contacted nearly 6.2 million non-voters that care about the environment in 17 states since 2015, estimating that over 733,000 of them now vote regularly. They identify voters using ...

The GroundTruth Project

Emily Previti

3 March 2021

Orange County, California, United States

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Orange County is a gold standard for supporting voters who aren’t fluent in English. All voting materials come in multiple languages and online databases and voting equipment are compatible with the multilingual syste...

Mother Jones

Becca Andrews

March-April 2021 Issue

Georgia, United States

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The domestic worker advocacy group, Care in Action, fell short in their goal to elect Stacey Abrams in 2018, which motivated them to mobilize an effective GOTV campaign in 2020. Over 250 of their members canvassed loc...

Voices of Monterey Bay

Sydney Brown

26 February 2021

Monterey Bay, California, United States

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College students in Monterey Bay are pairing up with K-12 classrooms to teach students about civic engagement. The college students are then invited to give presentations during class time on topics ranging from the c...

How Do We Fix It?

Richard Davies

Jim Meigs

13 February 2021

United States

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Democracy Works has a suite of programs that make it easier to vote. TurboVote helps its 7 million subscribers easily register to vote by taking them to their state's online registration site or by sending them the pa...

The Atlantic

Vann R. Newkirk II

11 February 2021

Mississippi, United States

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The federal Voting Rights Act required states to ensure access to the polls for Black voters and created federal enforcement mechanisms. The law worked well in the Jim Crow South, but it wasn't built to deal with raci...

Voices of Monterey Bay

Ilyne Junuén Castellanos

5 February 2021

Monterey Bay, California, United States

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Efforts aimed at recruiting student poll workers, some of whom aren’t yet eligible to vote, increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Monterey County ran registration drives, spoke in classrooms and other student-orient...

Politico

Kaila Philo

4 February 2021

Iowa, United States

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More than 3,000 Iowans voted in the 2020 presidential election thanks to an executive order signed by the Republican governor after a protest campaign by activists to erase Iowa's permanent ban on voting by people wit...

The Washington Post

Rachel Hatzipanagos

3 February 2021

Georgia, United States

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Black and Latino organizers with the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) knocked on over 300,000 doors in between the general election and Senate runoffs. Canvassing in predominantly Latino neighborhoods,...

The Jakarta Globe

Meleva Thorn

Sienna Curnow

16 January 2021

Indonesia

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CekFakta is a collaborative network that fights misinformation with around 6,000 fact-checkers from major Indonesian media organizations, citizens, and academics. The group holds training sessions to help journalists ...

The Seattle Times

Percy Allen

16 January 2021

United States

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During her bid for reelection, former senator Kelly Loeffler, also co-owner of a WNBA team, publicly fought with the league for dedicating its season to Black Lives Matters and fighting for racial justice. Players dec...

Yes! Magazine

Levi Pulkkinen

30 December 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A team of young people helped Kirsten Harris-Talley win a seat in the Washington state legislature. The 63 young people, ages 12 to 22, did more than the traditional behind the scenes work, like phone banking and door...

KDNK Community Radio

Kathleen Shannon

22 December 2020

Basalt, Colorado, United States

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Ranked choice voting (RCV) lets voters select multiple candidates in order of preference. If no one gets a majority, there is a second round where the candidate with the fewest first choice votes is eliminated and the...

The Guardian

Amy Yee

22 December 2020

Malden, Massachusetts, United States

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Violations of the Voting Rights Act during primary and local elections led the city of Malden, where 23% of its 60,000 residents are of Asian descent, to provide voting materials and information - including mail-in ba...

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