• voting September 23, 2022 2:27 pm

    NH Democratic Party Hit With Cease-and-Desist Order Over Absentee Ballot Mailers

    The New Hampshire Democratic Party has been ordered to cease and desist sending erroneous mailers to state residents urging them to sign up for absentee voting, which prosecutors said are “causing voter confusion and frustration.” The announcement from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office Friday comes about seven weeks before the general election, with the state’s U.S. Senate race...

  • climate change September 20, 2022 9:07 pm

    Advice For Those Feeling Overwhelmed by Climate Change? Vote

    As climate change continues to impact the planet and communities we live in, one thing you can do to take action is more simple than you think. LX News Climate storyteller Chase Cain spoke to the former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday to discuss steps and actions people can take to help with climate change. Gore’s advice: go...

  • 2022 midterm elections September 19, 2022 8:45 pm

    It's National Voter Registration Month: What You Should Know

    September is National Voter Registration Month. With the midterm elections in just less than 50 days, it’s important to make sure you are registered and prepared to vote in November. LX News Political Editor Noah Pransky joins to discuss the importance of voting in the upcoming election.

  • voting September 19, 2022 6:03 pm

    ‘Your Vote is Your Voice:' National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday

    Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, an annual, nonpartisan event organizers say has signed up more than 4.5 million Americans across the country to vote over the past decade. The effort is the country’s largest single-day voter registration push, the event says on social media. To mark the event, the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance is holding a voter registration drive…

  • politics September 19, 2022 5:55 pm

    The Importance of National Voter Registration Day

    Ahead of National Voter Registration Day, a group leading a drive in Vermont says the upcoming midterms are too critical to ignore.

  • 2022 MIDTERMS September 13, 2022 4:16 pm

    Do You Know What The Midterms Are?

    Sue O’Connell hit the streets to find out what people know, if anything, about the midterms. She also speaks with Julia Howard from The Boston Foundation about what can be done to get more people involved in voting.

  • Barnstable September 6, 2022 11:42 pm

    Primary Ballots Locked Inside Vault in Barnstable for Hours, Voting Extended

    A Cape Cod town clerk had to print emergency paper ballots for the Massachusetts primary elections Tuesday after a mechanical issue with a vault locked election ballots away for hours in the morning. The Barnstable town’s clerk office unsuccessfully tried to open the vault that holds the election ballots at around 4:15 a.m. ahead of polls opening at 7...

  • elections September 1, 2022 2:49 pm

    Decision 2022: Turnout, Poll Predictions as Mass. Approaches Primary Day

    Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is forecasting that about 850,000 ballots will be cast in this year’s Democratic primary contests and more than 300,000 votes will be registered in the GOP contests. Galvin offered his predictions Thursday morning, a day before the pre-primary early voting period is set to end. The state’s top election official said voters not aligned…

  • voting August 23, 2022 5:02 am

    The Expectation Gap: Poll Finds Differences in What Younger and Older Americans Expect from President Biden

    MIAMI, Florida – Despite recent deals on climate investment, tax reforms, and gun safety laws, about one in three young adults say President Biden has not met their expectations on a series of key qualities, according to new polling conducted by YouGov America, on behalf of LX News. Fewer than one in five adults under 30 said the president had…

  • latino voters August 18, 2022 9:39 am

    Latino Voters Say They Feel Ignored By Democrats and Republicans

    Latinos are the largest minority in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean they’re feeling the love from the two major political parties, according to a recent poll. Joining LX News is Clarissa Martínez-de-Castro from UnidosUS, one of the organizations that released the poll.

  • Decision 2022 August 8, 2022 5:32 pm

    Candidates Make Last-Minute Push Ahead of Tuesday's Vt. Primary

    Vermonters will go to the polls Tuesday for the state’s primary elections, though many already have cast ballots through early voting and vote-by-mail options. The three candidates in the state’s most closely-watched contest — for the Democrats’ nomination for U.S. House in November’s general election — focused on get-out-the-vote efforts Monday. Molly Gray, the current lieutenant governor, and Louis...

  • youth vote July 20, 2022 9:23 am

    5 Charts That Show the Real Threat of Young Voters Skipping the Midterms

    With headlines about abortion, mass shootings, the climate crisis, and economic woes virtually inescapable, Gen Z and young Millennials are more engaged with politics than their parents’ or grandparents’ generations ever were at their age. But a number of new indicators, related to political frustrations and disengagement from the system suggest many of those young, politically-engaged Americans still may not…

  • Decision 2022 July 9, 2022 7:40 pm

    Who's Still Running for Governor in Massachusetts?

    Primary season has been in full swing nationwide, but Massachusetts residents still have two months to go before heading to the polls. The governor’s race has been one of the most interesting in the Bay State this far. Republican Charlie Baker isn’t in it — he’s serving out the remainder of his second term before leaving office without running...

  • election laws July 1, 2022 1:15 pm

    This Supreme Court Case Could Have a Huge Impact on Elections

    Next term, the Supreme Court could rule on Moore v. Harper, a North Carolina case that could change the balance of power between a state’s legislature and its courts. That could have profound effects on elections and a state court’s ability to check the power of a state legislature, and limit the court’s influence on procedures like redistricting and voting...

  • voting June 22, 2022 12:14 pm

    Mass. ‘Millionaire Tax' Ballot Question Is Fair, High Court Rules, Setting Up Nov. Vote

    The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that the wording of a ballot question for a proposed “millionaire tax” constitutional amendment is legal and the measure can go before voters in November. The amendment would impose a 4% surtax on the portion of an individual’s annual income that exceeds $1 million. It had been challenged by a business group and…

  • young voters June 2, 2022 1:38 pm

    How Politics is Changing to Court Gen Z Voters

    Politicians often overlook young adults, but 18- to 25-year-olds are flexing political muscle in ways they can no longer ignore.

  • elections May 19, 2022 2:15 pm

    The Case for Universal Voting

    Sue O’Connell spoke with Miles Rapoport, author of “100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting,” which argues why all members of a democracy must participate in elections.

  • elections April 14, 2022 6:16 pm

    Is New Hampshire's First in the Nation Primary in Jeopardy?

    The Democratic National Party is coming after New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary — making a public push to change the rules to allow other states to apply for the coveted spot. At the Airport Diner in Manchester, a popular stop on the campaign trail almost every candidate, people say the primary is a source of pride for Granite…

  • voting March 31, 2022 11:48 am

    In 2021, States Passed 117 Laws Making Voting Easier. What That Means for You

    If you go by the headlines, you may think that we have a big problem with voter fraud in this country. We don’t. The Bren­nan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law, which has studied voter fraud for years, has found rates of fraud to be between 0.0003 and 0.0025%. That means an American is more...

  • voting rights March 30, 2022 12:21 pm

    Amid Misguided Beliefs About Voter Fraud, These States are Making Voting Easier

    Of the 301 bills related to elections that became law in 2021, 117 improved voter access, and 47 restricted it. (The rest were neutral or mixed.) NBCLX storyteller Jalyn Henderson breaks down why voter fraud in the U.S. is not actually a widespread problem and how many states are actually making it easier to vote.

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