VOTING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VOTING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58169803-68/voting-complaint-rights-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58169803-68/voting-complaint-rights-court.html.csp">AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL R. BLOOD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T09:58:06.861-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county. A Voting Rights Act complaint to be filed Thursday with the U.S. Justice Department goes to a politically delicate subject that states have grappled with over the years: ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581698032014-07-10T09:58:06.861-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T09:58:06.861-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169803@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:58:06 MDT Rampell: Republicans out to block the millennial vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58160575-82/state-vote-age-voter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58160575-82/state-vote-age-voter.html.csp">Rampell: Republicans out to block the millennial vote</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T16:12:33.848-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 04:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">First they came for blacks, and we said nothing. Then they came for Latinos, poor people and married women, and we again ignored the warning signs. Now, after our years of apathy, they’re coming for us: the nation’s millennials. Across the country, Republican state policymakers have hoisted barriers to voting by passing voter-ID laws and curtailing electoral accommodations such as same-day registration and early voting. These policy changes are allegedly intended to eradicate the imagined scourg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58160575@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:12:33 MDT Editorial: It’s time for Utah voters to just mail it in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147225-82/mail-voters-turnout-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147225-82/mail-voters-turnout-county.html.csp">Editorial: It’s time for Utah voters to just mail it in</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T10:26:35.731-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On this Independence Day weekend, we honor those who broke from the English monarchy to establish a government “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Now if we could just get the governed to consent. Salt Lake County held a primary election last month, and not even 10 percent of registered voters participated. That turnout disappointed Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen, but she acknowledges the primary turnout has been below 7 percent before. Low turnout is not uni...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147225@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:26:35 MDT Black leaders seek Cochran’s help after runoff win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58149474-68/cochran-rights-voting-mississippi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58149474-68/cochran-rights-voting-mississippi.html.csp">Black leaders seek Cochran’s help after runoff win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BILL BARROW and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T11:26:01.961-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jackson, Miss. • After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor. Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. “But for the Voting Rights Act, those African-Americans who turned out to the polls ... to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581494742014-07-04T11:26:01.961-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T11:26:01.961-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149474@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:26:01 MDT Bloomberg View: Afghanistan needs its own Al Gore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147029-82/results-afghanistan-voting-abdullah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147029-82/results-afghanistan-voting-abdullah.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Afghanistan needs its own Al Gore</a></h4>