Aaron Mendelson

‘Chaos and Confusion’: The Campaign to Stamp Out Ballot Drop Boxes

By: and - October 31, 2022

This story was published in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. In 2020, ballot drop boxes were a sturdy, metallic symbol of increased voter access amid a pandemic. Absentee and mail voting surged across the country, and voters used drop boxes to return 41% of those ballots. Two years later, […]

No Simple Solution to Helping Voters in Jail Cast Ballots

By: - September 15, 2022

Each election cycle, thousands of eligible voters are effectively disenfranchised because they sit in a jail cell. Americans detained before trials are allowed to vote, a status affirmed by a 1974 Supreme Court case. As a matter of law, pretrial detainees are presumed innocent and retain the voting rights they had before being charged with […]