Voting

The Rise of Civic Tech

Technology is poised to seriously disrupt some of the last remaining domains: government, city hall, and your neighborhood.

The Suburbs Are the New Swing States

Metropolitan political divides have replaced the old red-state/blue-state cleavage.

Your Long Commute Is Sapping Your Will to Care About Politics

And it's not because time spent in your car is time you can't spend reading Politico.

Why Is Voter Turnout for Mayoral Elections Always So Abysmally Low?

At least this guy voted today in New York City.

New York City May Let Non-Citizens Vote

It would be the first major U.S. city to do so.

The Demographic Milestone of the 2012 Election

For the first time, blacks voted at a higher rate nationally than whites.

The Surprisingly Versatile Design of the Voting Booth

Images of the election booth, the world over.

Where People Are Waiting to Vote the Longest

A quick survey of polling place waits around the country.

This Could Boil Down to Turnout in Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Miami

America's major cities lean Democratic, but these swing state metropolises could end up playing a deciding role.

The Most Popular Excuses Americans Give For Not Voting

In chart form.

The Most Democratic Town in the World

One Swiss town takes democracy to a new level.

Fixing a City by Dividing It Up

Escondido is almost half Latino, but has elected only one Hispanic city councilman in 120 years. A new lawsuit aims to change that