The NBA Won’t Schedule Any Election Day Games This Year

The National Basketball Association (NBA) will not schedule any games on Election Day this season, in hopes that the move will encourage staff and fans to vote in this year’s midterm races. “The scheduling decision came out of the NBA family’s focus on promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and encouraging fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections,” the league said in an official statement, one day prior to the release date for the entire NBA schedule. In addition to not scheduling games for Tuesday, November 8 — the day on which all 435 seats in the House of…

Warren Introduces Bill That Would Allow 16 & 17 Year Olds to Preregister to Vote

Amid waning support for mainstream politicians among young voters, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Georgia) have introduced a bill aimed at greatly expanding youth access to voting. Young voters consistently have the lowest voter turnout among all age groups. Even in 2020, when young voters turned out in the highest numbers since the turn of the 21st century, only about 50 percent of people aged 18 to 29 voted, while 75 percent of people 65 and over voted. Among all people eligible to vote, turnout was 67 percent. Warren and Williams want to change that. The Youth…

Mailed Ballots Boosted 2020’s Voter Turnout — Will It Work in 2022?

This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. States that mailed a ballot to every registered voter in 2020’s presidential election saw voter turnout increase by an average of 5.6 percent, and turnout was even higher among infrequent voters, according to the first peer-reviewed academic study of 2020 mail voting. The turnout increase was slightly larger than previous studies of mail-based voting conducted before 2020’s election, where 71 million-plus voters, including voters in swing states, turned to mailed-out ballots in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Less convenient versions of mail-based voting, such as local…

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