Homeless Voting Obstacles While obtaining a driver's license or state-issued ID is free in most states, that doesn't mean it's easy for a homeless person to jump through the administrative hoops to make it happen. Poor, elderly and homeless people are far more likely to not have a state-issued ID, which is why voter ID laws have been challenged as discriminatory. … [Read more...] about Homeless Americans Can Vote, But It Isn’t Easy
The caucus process hasn't changed much at all since each party began nominating their choices for president at their national conventions in the early 19th century. In Iowa, for example, voters in each local precinct (there are around 1,700) gather in gyms, bars and basements to openly discuss the presidential election, not just vote for a specific candidate [source: Praetorius]. Supporters give impassioned speeches on behalf of their candidate, attempting to sway the undecided folks in the room. Unlike primaries, caucuses are held at a specific time of the day, the only time when voters can cast their ballot. In fact, there don't even have to be official ballots. Local caucus organizers can simply call for a show of hands, or ask folks to divide into groups according to their candidate. … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between a Caucus and a Primary?