Voting

Is May the best time to vote in local elections? That’s an open question in Virginia, where several local elections happened this week.

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A new report gives high marks to Virginia when it comes to serving voters. The wait to cast a ballot is shorter than it used to be. 

AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez

Political campaigns are moving from the television to your smartphone as candidates try to use new technology to reach voters. Texting has become the next frontier for elections.

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With only two months until election day, officials in Virginia have decided fully-electronic voting machines aren’t safe. Amid growing cyber-security threats, the Board of Elections is forcing localities to stop using the of the touch screen machines that leave no paper trail.

Virginia Public Access Project

Rich people and poor people often end up voting the same way, depending on where they live. But a new analysis of voter data from the election shows some parts of Virginia are divided along class lines. 

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