Florida’s ‘amendment 4’ was meant to restore voting rights for those with felony convictions – but hundreds of thousands of people remain disenfranchised
Overall, waiting times may be improving – but long waits are still common in Black communities.
Source: It takes a long time to vote : The Conversation
South Carolina’s black community has a long history of fighting for democratic rights.
Source: How one man fought South Carolina Democrats to end whites-only primaries – and why that matters now : The Conversation
Native American voting groups have made it their mission over the years to get as many of their members to the polls as possible. That effort has even greater urgency, as North Carolina prepares next week to hold one of its most closely watched elections ever.
The 40,000 voting-eligible Lumbee tribal members living in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District could swing the special election for the tightly contested U.S. House race pitting Republican Dan Bishop against Democrat Dan McCready.
Ahead of next Tuesday’s vote, tribal members have been knocking on doors to encourage their neighbors to get out to the polls. Working with the Native voting-rights group Four Directions, more than two dozen members of the Lumbee tribe have been hired to visit every home on the reservation, and to even drive people to the polls if necessary.
Just 26% of eligible Native voters cast ballots in last year’s election. Harvey Godwin Jr., chair of the Lumbee Tribe, told ThinkProgress that there are various reasons that fewer Native people turn out at the polls than he would like, and not all of them have to do with voter suppression.
So approx 45 countries throghout the world have introduced Voting Rights for women, what about all the others. Also are their any restrictions on these rights for if women have voting rights it should apply to all women.
How secure are these rights, can they be easily withdrawn.
Equality should be engaged everywhere and not only with regards to voting rights, but, I assume, you have to start somewhere.
Yes, what about Switzerland why did it take them so long.
It is quite sobering to look at the year when women were allowed the vote.
Here is a list. It’s a bit crude because there are instances where aboriginals were still denied voting rights.
It is quite shocking to see countries such as Switzerland not allowing females to vote until 1971!!
To think that some countries only gave women the right to vote in the last couple of decades!!
There is much that needs doing in order to gain equality throughout the world.
Well done New Zealand!! Shame upon so many countries!!
- 1893 New Zealand
- 1902 Australia1
- 1906 Finland
- 1913 Norway
- 1915 Denmark
- 1917 Canada2
- 1918 Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia
- 1919 Netherlands
- 1920 United States
- 1921 Sweden
- 1928 Britain, Ireland
- 1930 South Africa3
- 1931 Spain
- 1934 Turkey
- 1944 France
- 1945 Italy
- 1947 Argentina, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan
- 1949 China
- 1950 India
- 1954 Colombia
- 1957 Malaysia, Zimbabwe
- 1962 Algeria
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Amy Goodman speaks to investigative reporter Greg Palast who has uncovered the latest in vote suppression tactics led by Republicans that could threaten the integrity of the vote in Ohio and North Carolina. On some polling machines, audit protection functions have been shut off, and African Americans and Hispanics are being scrubbed from the voter rolls through a system called Crosscheck. “It’s a brand-new Jim Crow,” Palast says. “Today, on Election Day, they’re not going to use white sheets to keep way black voters. Today, they’re using spreadsheets.” (Democracy Now!)
It’s a lose-lose situation for voters.