April Roundup: 3 Must-Read Articles and a Video

Want to make sure you don’t miss the month’s best opinion pieces, deep dives, and analysis? Here’s your monthly roundup of must-read articles on voting rights from around the web:

1. The $380 million that Congress recently authorized to help states improve their voting systems is not enough, argues Sue Halpern for The New Yorker. It is a fraction of the money Congress set aside the last time it allocated money for states to upgrade their election infrastructure, and it won’t sufficiently enable states to protect against external malfeasance or even ordinary errors and glitches.

2. Voting advocates across the country are hoping to mobilize young voters in the wake of the March for Our Lives movement. Groups are aiming to connect with teenagers who are demanding gun control and register them to vote, enabling them to push for change through voting.

3. NPR provides a tidy overview of the momentum of automatic voter registration. Proponents expect that removing the hurdle of having to fill out a voter registration form should lead to more registered voters, and they hope that it will also lead to increased voter turnout.

4. In a video, a University of Michigan computer science professor demonstrates the vulnerability of paperless electronic voting machines. The solution? “Paper plus audits,” he concludes. “All elections should be run this way.”

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