Voter ID Laws http://www.kunc.org en On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide? http://www.kunc.org/post/fall-docket-who-gets-vote-and-who-gets-decide A federal appeals court in Denver is scheduled to hear arguments Aug. 25 in a dispute over whether Kansas and Arizona can require voters using a federal registration form to show proof of citizenship.<p>It's the first of several significant cases this fall that could determine who gets to vote, and how, in at least six states. The outcomes could also answer a much broader question: Who gets to decide?<p>A national voter registration form was created in the 1990s to make registering to vote easier. The form is short and simple, and can be used to register to vote in just about every state. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 59776 at http://www.kunc.org On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide? Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas http://www.kunc.org/post/justice-files-voter-discrimination-suit-against-texas The Justice Department has <a href="http://www.kxan.com/news/texas-lege/federal-government-to-sue-texas-over-voter-id-law">filed suit against Texas under the Voting Rights Act</a>, claiming that the state requirement for voter identification discriminates against minorities.<p>The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleges that the state's 2011 voter ID law was intended to be discriminatory. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:49:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48699 at http://www.kunc.org Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas North Carolina Governor Signs Controversial Voter ID Bill http://www.kunc.org/post/north-carolina-governor-signs-controversial-voter-id-bill North Carolina <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20130812/governor-mccrory-signs-popular-voter-id-law">Gov. Pat McCrory </a> signed into law Monday a controversial measure that overhauls the state's election laws. It requires government-issued photo IDs at the polls, reduces the early voting period by one week and ends same day registration.<p>McCrory, a Republican, called it "common sense reforms," and said it will help ensure the "integrity" of the voting process. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:15:00 +0000 48278 at http://www.kunc.org North Carolina Governor Signs Controversial Voter ID Bill The Voting Rights Act: Hard-Won Gains, An Uncertain Future http://www.kunc.org/post/voting-rights-act-hard-won-gains-uncertain-future Access to the polls has not always been assured for all Americans, and before the Voting Rights Act of 1965, many were subjected to so-called literacy tests and poll tax.<p>The law was created to tackle such injustices, but in June, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/25/195506795/supreme-court-strikes-down-key-provision-of-voting-rights-law">Supreme Court struck a key provision</a> of the legislation. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:58:00 +0000 47367 at http://www.kunc.org The Voting Rights Act: Hard-Won Gains, An Uncertain Future Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Gets Its Day In Court http://www.kunc.org/post/pennsylvanias-voter-id-law-gets-its-day-court Pennsylvania's voter ID law will be back in state court Monday after more than a year of legal limbo. A state judge will decide whether the 2012 law — which hasn't been enforced — violates the state's constitution.<p>The measure requires voters to show a particular state-issued photo ID before casting ballots. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:49:00 +0000 Mary Wilson 47074 at http://www.kunc.org Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Gets Its Day In Court