Phoenix and Tucson, we’re sure you had your reasons back in the day, but why did you bother going to court to hold on to notoriously low odd year elections? What are we missing?
Should it pay to vote?
Los Angeles is considering awarding a lottery prize of $50,000 to one lucky voter in an attempt to increase turnout. I think it’s a great idea. Do you?
Our very own Jacob Soboroff and good friend Meghan McCain will be discussing the proposed Los Angeles Voter Lottery that would award a random voter a cash prize for participating on their show TakePart Live on Pivot.
What do you think? Is it a good way to boost turnout? Or is it sending the wrong message about civic engagement? Tune in at 10e/7p to join the discussion.
Happy Birthday 19th Amendment!
94 years ago today the number of eligible voters in the United States doubled. Happy Birthday 19th Amendment!
There were 6 primaries last week: Kansas, Missouri, Washington, and Michigan voted on Tuesday, Tennessee voted on Thursday (again, nobody knows why), and Hawaii voted on Saturday.
Guess who got the highest turnout?
It turns out even a tropical storm couldn’t defeat the might of weekend voting.
Do us proud Hawaii!
Hawaii is voting this Saturday! Do us proud Hawaii and get out there to vote. Show us what weekend voting can do for turnout!
Yesterday we asked why Tennessee was voting on a Thursday, and today Politico figured it out! There is no reason…
On this day in 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark piece of civil rights legislation which ensured the enforcement of the 14th and 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote to everyone, regardless of race.
Our very own Bill Wachtel shares the behind the scenes story of the signing ceremony.
We know it’s for a special election, but does anybody know why Tennessee is voting tomorrow? On a Thursday? (We promise we’re genuinely curious.)
Hey Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington!
Hey Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington! We’re happy you’re voting, but, uh, why on a Tuesday?