Methodology

Although more than 1,400 election-related laws have been passed across the country since 2012, along with countless non-legislative procedure changes such as executive orders, News21 arrived at 37 new requirements based on predetermined categories found to most affect voting access and which are often repeated in multiple states. Not all 37 of these changes are still in effect, as courts have sometimes ruled a state could not continue to enforce certain rules based on their effect on voting access, or at least forced a state to weaken the original provision.