Voting

Joint Center President Discuses Barriers to Voting with GW Today

Joint Center President and George Washington University Law Professor Spencer Overton discussed the current elections and voting landscape heading into the 2022 midterm elections and offers advice to officials and voters with GW Today.

According to Spencer, “[w]e’ve seen barriers erected that make it harder to vote, as well as restrictions on voter registration, vote by mail and drop boxes. We’ve also seen a push to move from machine counting of ballots to hand counting, which research shows is more prone to error and slower. There has been an uptick in violence and threats against office holders and election administrators, and also real potential for voter intimidation at the polls.”

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