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The Takeaway

Here's What the Future of Voting Looks Like

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Many agree that technology can and should simplify the electoral process in this country. But in practice, what will the future of voting in America look like?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

India goes to the polls

Thursday, April 10, 2014

India goes to the polls

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The Takeaway

A New Face Off Over Voting Rights & Citizenship

Friday, March 21, 2014

A federal judge in Kansas ruled on Wednesday that federal election authorities must help states enforce their own voter registration laws, even if they differs from federal rules. Now, 10,000 Kansas voters and 2,000 Arizona voters will have their voting rights suspended until they can prove their citizenship to the state. To help us break down the case and it's implications is Kareem Crayton. He's a professor of law at the University of North Carolina, specializing in voter's rights. Also joining the program is Chris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State.

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The Takeaway

A New Chapter for the Voting Rights Act?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a new bill that takes up some of the issues identified in the Supreme Court’s June decision in Shelby Counter v. Holder. Joining The Takeaway to explain the aspects of the new bill are Erin O’Brien, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent, who has been following the politics behind the proposed update to the Voting Rights Act. 

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WNYC News

Scanners Stumble at Dozens of NYC Polling Sites

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Voters have reported problems at more than 40 different sites around New York City, mostly from malfunctioning scanning machines and confusing directions given by poll workers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: Down-Ballot Voting

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Besides voting for Mayor or Governor, how did you vote in other contests or on the ballot initiatives?

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New Tech City

Tiny Estonia Beats the U.S. on E-Voting

Monday, November 04, 2013

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia puts the United States to shame when it comes to electronic voting (not to mention marinated eel served cold and teaching little kids to code.)

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Guide to Ballot Questions: Gambling, Minimum Wage, More. Plus: Ice Cream!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Today’s program is all about direct democracy for tomorrow’s election day in our area. Milly Silva, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of New Jersey, and Thomas Bracken of NJ’s Chamber of Commerce, debate the proposed minimum wage hike in the state. Then, a look at a proposal to raise the mandatory retirement age for certain judges; the question of expanding casino gambling in New York State; land swaps in the Adirondacks; and what creates these constitutional issues in the first place? Plus: the story of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream and their work in Rwanda.

→ WNYC Newsroom's Guide to the NY Ballot Initiatives

The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Elections You Can't Vote In

Thursday, October 17, 2013

What do you have to say about elections in which you actually have no voice? Do New Yorkers have thoughts about NJ elections? And vice versa? Are you a New Yorker obsessed with Chris Christie? Or are you from Long Island, but want to vote for NYC mayor?

Give us a call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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WNYC News

How To: Register to Vote in NYC

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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Deadline Alert! Friday, October 11 is the last day to register to vote in the November 5 general election. Friday is also the deadline if you want to change your party affiliation for the 2014 state and federal primary elections. You must be affiliated with a party to vote in that party's primary election. Here's everything you need to know about registering to vote in New York City.

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The Takeaway

DOJ Sues North Carolina Over New Voting Law

Friday, October 04, 2013

This week, the United States Department of Justice sued North Carolina over the state's restrictive new voting law. Among other things, the law requires voters to use special government IDs, cuts back on early voting, and eliminates same day voter registration. Michael Tomsic is a reporter for WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina and Kareem Crayton is a professor of law at the University of North Carolina law school.

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WNYC News

We Asked, You Answered: #VoterSelfies

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You helped us tell the story of Tuesday's primary election, starting with your experience at the polls.

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The Takeaway

Activists Confront a Changing Voting Rights Landscape

Friday, August 23, 2013

This week, The Takeaway has gone on a voting rights tour, examining how the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County Vs. Holder has changed voting laws across the country. Today, Marvin Randolph, senior vice president for campaigns at the NAACP, explains how his organization has had to revamp its get-out-the-vote strategies in light of the Supreme Court's voting rights decision. 

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The Takeaway

INFOGRAPHIC: What the Data Tells Us About Voting in America

Friday, August 23, 2013

This week, we've taken you on a voting rights tour of America. to states where the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County Vs. Holder has changed voting laws. What does the data tell us? For that we turn to Dante Chinni, the director of the American Communities Project at American University. He crunched the numbers on voter turnout during the 2012 election.

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The Takeaway

Texas & The Voting Rights Act

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This week The Takeaway is taking you on a tour of states that have started to change their laws since the Supreme Court found parts of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. Texas wasted no time changing its laws in the wake of the Court's ruling. Kate McGee is a reporter at KUT in Austin. She says that the battle over redistricting in Texas began years before the Supreme Court's.

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The Takeaway

The History of the Voting Rights Act: The Origins of the Preclearance Provision

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gary May is the author of "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy." In his book, he explores the origins of the Voting Rights Act and answers the question: Why wasn't the preclearance test applied to all states and localities in the U.S. rather than the selective ones of the Voting Rights Act?

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WNYC News

Voter Selfies Are The Best Selfies

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Get your vote on, and take a photo while you're at it.

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The Takeaway

Election Results Hint at New World For Iran

Monday, June 17, 2013

Change could be coming to Iran. Reform candidate Hassan Rouhani has won more than 50% of the vote in the Iranian presidential election to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It was a surprise result, but is it a rebuke—or even a challenge—to religious authorities who hold the real power in Iran? Reza Marashi, research director at the National Iranian American Council, weighs in on the victory of this reformist candidate.

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The Takeaway

Latino Voter Turnout Smaller Than Expected in 2012

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

In the 2012 election, one of the most competitive voting blocks didn't show up to the polls in the numbers that analysts expected: Latinos. According to new analysis of voting numbers from the Pew Hispanic Center, just 48% of eligible Hispanic voters turned out to vote in 2012, a slight drop from the percentage that came out in 2008. What does this mean for Latinos, for the country, and for the 2016 election? Mark Lopez is associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center and co-author of the report "Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lever Voting Machine Revival

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, and Martin Golden, New York State Senator (R-22), discuss the proposal in the state legislature to allow the use of old-fashioned lever machines in the case of a runoff vote in this fall's mayoral election and the opposition to this measure.

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