Articles & Reports
[ Out of Step With the World: An Analysis of Felony Disenfranchisement in the U.S. and Other Democracies - .pdf ]
ACLU report looks at criminal disenfranchisement policies in democracies around the world.

[ Political Consequences of Felon Disenfranchisement - .pdf ]
Christopher Uggen and Jeff Manza detail how election outcomes have been affected by the disenfranchisement of those with felony convictions.

[ Felon Disenfranchisement: The Unconscionable Social Contract Breached - .pdf ]

Afi S. Johnson-Parris argues against social contract-inspired justifications for felon disenfranchisement.

[ The Truly Disenfranchised: Felon Voting Rights and American Politics - .pdf ]
This paper examines the intersection of felon/ex-felon disenfranchisement and the effect on electoral outcomes.

[ Leave No Voter Behind: Seeking 100 Percent Voter Registration and Effective Civic Education - .pdf ]

[ Primary Education: Election Reform and the 2004 Presidential Race - .pdf]
A report from the Century Foundation into the state of the American elections system in the runup to the 2004 presidential primaries.

[ HAVA Implementation in the 50 States: A Summary of State Implementation Plans -. pdf]
A report compiled by The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, DEMOS, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and People For the American Way.

[Advancement Project: In Pursuit of an Affirmative Right to Vote, July 2008 - .pdf]
An analysis by the Advancement Project on the importance of enshrining the right to vote in the U.S. Constitution.

 
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.