November 8, 2012 President Obama, in his victory speech, noted that the hours voters had to wait in line are something "we have to fix." One solution: Spend more on equipment and poll workers. But that would be tough in this fiscal climate. Another is to expand early voting. But states such as Ohio have had their early-voting laws challenged in court.
November 2, 2012 With the presidential election looking to be very close, the outcome could come down to relatively few votes in a battleground state. That has the political parties, state election offices and lawyers for the campaigns preparing a post-Tuesday strategy.
October 23, 2012 It's a sign that Election Day is getting closer: increasing reports of efforts to intimidate or mislead voters. Letters from an unknown source have been sent to voters in at least 20 Florida counties questioning their citizenship and eligibility to vote.
October 18, 2012 Civil rights groups and Democrats complain that the billboards — many located in black, Hispanic and student-dominated neighborhoods — are meant to intimidate voters. The source of the billboards is an anonymous "private family foundation."
October 15, 2012 Neither President Obama nor Republican Mitt Romney has focused much attention on the poor. They've talked about creating jobs and opportunity, but mostly for the middle class. Advocates say Obama's stimulus spending has helped, but Republicans argue that government aid helps keep people in poverty.
October 4, 2012 If you want to vote in the November elections and you aren't registered yet — you'd better hurry. The registration deadline in five states is this weekend. By the following weekend, the deadline will have passed in more than half the states.