10:31 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Will Penn. I.D. Law Actually Keep Voters Away?

Voter I.D. laws have been hotly debated this election season. Now, a Pennsylvania case is challenging that state's new Voter I.D. law. The Justice Department also announced that it will investigate whether the law is discriminatory. Host Michel Martin speaks with Columbia Law Professor Nathan Persily for more on the case.

It's All Politics
2:16 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Craigslist Founder Takes On Voter ID Laws By Infographic

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 2:19 pm

It's about a week after it became available on the Internet but no less interesting now than it was then is the infographic by Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, which skewers voter ID laws cropping up in various states. One of his points — the cure is far worse than the disease.

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It's All Politics
4:22 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Will 2008's Surge In Young Voters Continue In 2012?

Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul cheer as the Republican presidential candidate speaks on March 28 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
T.J. Kirkpatrick Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 10:05 pm

Historically, young people have been much less likely to vote than older Americans.

That trend has started to change in the past few presidential election cycles, especially in 2008, when a census report found that 49 percent of those ages 18 to 24 who were eligible to vote participated in the presidential election.

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8:19 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, March 30, 2012

Kansas City council cuts the buget, the Missouri House passes a medical conscience bill, and a Missouri judge throws out a proposed voter ID amendment. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Election 2012
12:05 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Kansas Voters Among First To Vote Under New I.D. Law

Today voters in Johnson County go to the polls for spring primaries.  Mission and Prairie Village will vote on Council seats; the city of Shawnee will vote on a new mayor.

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7:31 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 23, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:
Redistricting Agreement For Missouri Senate Reached, Council Delays Decision On Anti-Nuke Initiatives & more top headlines.

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Kansas Statehouse
2:17 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

House Votes To Move Up Voters' Citizenship Requirement

The Kansas House has endorsed a plan that would require some potential voters to prove their U.S. citizenship before the November election.

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It's All Politics
2:06 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Why Missouri Voters Have The 'Beauty Contest' Blues

There's no waiting in line at O'Fallon City Hall. A half-dozen election volunteers have been eagerly hoping that more people will turn up for Tuesday's Republican primary.

After five hours, they've seen a grand total of 33 voters. Normally, the City Hall precinct gets about 250 people to turn out for a primary.

"We haven't had many," says Vince Scully, a retired printer and election official. As for a late rush in the evening, he says, "We won't have that today."

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7:42 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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9:47 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

No Ho-Hum Election

Missouri's chief election controller predicts more voters than usual will be at the polls next Tuesday.

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