United States voting regulations vs. the world

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How hard is it to vote in the United States compared to other countries around the world?

With the midterm elections coming up in November, along with our traditionally low turnout, it’s worth taking a look.

The map below comes courtesy of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which is a project of the Center for Public Integrity. They’ve taken a look at three main things: Voter restrictions, voter ID requirements and different voter registration methods.

Red on that country indicates more restrictions on voting; a dark green means it’s less restrictive and equivalent to an A+.

So how does the U.S. compare?

“Although there is no single requirement in the U.S. that is unique, the cumulative constraints in states with tougher ID and registration standards place these states among the most restrictive voting environments in the world,” the ICIJ concludes.

h/t: The Washington Post

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