Voter Suppression: Coming to a State Near You?

If you’re planning on voting in November, here’s a few things you should know.

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Since the start of 2011, more than 180 bills have been introduced in 41 states (and counting) that could make it harder for you to register to vote, prove that you’re eligible to vote, vote early, or vote by mail. In fact, the Brennan Center for Justice estimates that at least 5 million voters nationwide could be affected by these bills. Thanks, local legislators!

To find out how new restrictions might affect your vote, click on the hypothetical profiles we’ve created below. You can also track where your state’s restrictions currently stand at our database, powered by research from the Brennan Center for Justice, National Conference of State Legislatures, and ProCon.org, which are monitoring these bills.

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Additional research by Maya Dusenbery and Ryan Jacobs

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