In the News
October 17th 2008
Doing Democracy Right

FairVote's Adam Fogel discusses deficiencies in the U.S. voter registration system and how it can be improved.

September 8th 2008
Vote 2008: Polling booth numbers could be cause for concern
Santa Fe New Mexican

FairVote report on election administration is featured in this article on potential Election Day problems in New Mexico.

August 25th 2008
Political process edges out the public
The Buffalo News

FairVote's Adam Fogel quoted in an option piece in the Buffalo News that argues that the government should make it easier for New Yorkers to vote.

August 15th 2008
Voting and the Constitution
New York Times

FairVote's Rob Richie has letter in New York Times supporting a constitutional right to vote.

August 12th 2008
Guest Opinion: Constitution must guarantee right to vote
Billings Gazette

Commentary by co-director of the Advancement Project calling for a right to vote in the Constitution.

July 26th 2008
Americans don't vote for long list of reasons
The Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star takes a look at several reasons for low voter turnout in the U.S. FairVote's Adam Fogel says the government is not making an effort to ensure full, accurate voter rolls.

July 21st 2008
Influx of Voters Likely to Test New Machines
New York Times

Article on likely problems with voting in November's elections, including a quote from FairVote's Adam Fogel on voting machine shortages.

July 4th 2008
A simple way to encourage youth voting
The Providence Journal

FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie and Rhode Island Director Ari Savitzky explain why a uniform registration age merits an over-ride vote in Rhode Island

July 1st 2008
America Needs Electoral Reform
The Nation

The Editor of the nation calls for a National Popular Vote, a constitutional right to vote and election day registration, among other reforms.

June 9th 2008
Parties split over teen voting bill
Sacramento Bee

News story on campaign for advance voter registration age of 16 in California.

May 28th 2008
Assembly Briefs
Providence Journal

News article on Rhode Island state senate handily passing the National Popular Vote and advance voter registration.

May 10th 2008
Fox Chapel students support primary vote change
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Over 100 students attended a State Government Committee hearing in Pittsburgh, PA in support of 17-year-old primary voting rights. FairVote's Adam Fogel also testified at the hearing.

May 2nd 2008
Voting Rights Are Too Important to Leave to the States
The New York Times

The New York Times' Adam Cohen makes the case for federal intervention in regulating elections to ensure equal voting rights for all.

May 1st 2008
Constitutional amendment allowing 17 year-olds to vote going on the ballot

The Connecticut Legislature unanimously passed a constitutional amendment allowing 17-year-old primary voting. The issue will be on the ballot in November.

April 19th 2008
All who will be 18 by fall should get to vote
Concord Monitor

FairVote's Adam Fogel argues that New Hampshire's state parties should take the lead on giving eligible 17-year-olds the right to vote in their primary elections.

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