IamA Erik Opsal, communications manager for the Brennan Center for Justice. I'm here to answer all your voting rights questions! AMA!
Thanks so much for joining me for this AMA - I am no longer taking questions.
Hi Redditors! I'm Erik Opsal, communications manager for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and co-author of “The State of Voting in 2014,” (http://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/state-voting-2014). With the 2014 midterm election right around the corner, I'm here to answer your questions on voting.
A series of court decisions in the past few weeks have changed voting laws in several states. These rulings come as many Americans face an ever-shifting voting landscape before heading to the polls this November. Since the 2010 election, new restrictions are slated to be in place in 22 states, and more than a dozen for the first time this year. I can answer your questions about current legal battles in the states, what’s happening with the Voting Rights Act, and give you information on how to vote this November.
I am joined here by Jonathan Brater, counsel in our Democracy Program, to help out with any detailed legal questions you might have (http://www.brennancenter.org/expert/jonathan-brater).