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Illinois Enacts Automatic Voter Registration

More than one million new voters may be registered soon in Illinois as the state’s legislature, led by Democrats, and its Republican Governor enacted automatic voter registration.
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Exploring Campaign Contributions in State Supreme Court Races

Research by the National Institute on Money in State Politics explores the role of campaign contributions in the 31 state supreme court races of 2016.
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Index Shows Most Legislative Races Are Not Competitive

An interactive index allows journalists, policymakers, and citizens to analyze the competitiveness of races from a variety of perspectives, such as voter demographics and campaign fundraising.
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Grants to Help Strengthen American Democracy, Establish Voting Rights Institute

MacArthur today announced 18 grants totaling more than $9 million to support efforts to increase access to voting, secure and modernize voting systems, and reduce the influence of money in politics.
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Registering Voters Automatically in California

The New Motor Voter Act will register Californians to vote automatically whenever they obtain or renew a driver’s license or other state identification through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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Helping to Protect the Right to Vote

The Voting Rights Institute will help protect the right to vote in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to nullify part of the Voting Rights Act.
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Documenting Election Procedures to Improve the Voter Experience

A project of The Carter Center seeks to demonstrate how evidence-based observation can support election reform in the United States.
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Elspeth Revere to Leave MacArthur After 24 Years

Elspeth Revere, Vice President for Media, Culture and Special Initiatives, will leave MacArthur at the end of November, after more than 24 years of service.

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Senior Grants Manager
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Senior Program Officer, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Jeff Ubois

Jeff Ubois

Senior Program Officer, 100&Change