Who has access to the vote, and how that access is granted or controlled?
In light of recent developments in a number of states to change voting registration procedures, a faculty panel discussion on voting rights in the United States focused attention on many of the topics implicated in these current debates. In addition to reviewing the history of voting rights violations, faculty participants explored the issues of voter ID laws, early voting, voter fraud, and federal oversight of state voting practices.
Student groups across campus lent their support, including ND Votes, Human Rights ND, College Republicans, College Democrats, Bridge ND, the American Constitution Society, and the Federalist Society.
“The Right to Vote: Shaping an American Electorate” was held the day before Super Tuesday, when 14 states held their primary or caucus. The Observer provides coverage of the event here, and video of the discussion can be viewed below.