One reason many young voters don't vote is because of confusion over where they may vote. To cut through the confusion, the legal experts at the Brennan Center For Justice have created a Legal Guide to Student Voting that "explains the basic residency, registration, identification, and absentee voting requirements for student voters in each of the 50 states and the D.C. You can download your individual state guide here.
The Brennan Center also has an interactive map to help students easily find out what the requirements are in their state. The Brennan Center also answers some commonly asked questions such as:
A Diebold "software upgrade" is likely to cause problems for voters this fall in up to 34 states. The "feature" will cause the voting machines to "time out" if a voter takes more than 2 1/2 minutes to make a selection. This causes problems, delays and embarassment for voters (often the elderly or challenged) when it happens, and ties up election workers who have to assist the voter and re-start the the voting process. This "feature" is not new, however, activists believe it was first used in Maryland.
The Florida Voters Coalition, The League of Women Voters, and Democratic and Republican leaders call on the State of Florida to take emergency action to secure November’s General Election. 3,400 ballots are still unaccounted for in Palm Beach County, the home of the original "butterfly ballot". Their press release is after the jump: