Ready to vote 8

It is, of course, harder to vote when there’s nowhere to do it — or at least nowhere close. “Last year, Texas led the U.S. South in an unenviable statistic: closing down the most polling stations, making it more difficult for people to vote,” The Guardian reported in March. About 750 polls have been closed statewide since 2012, which could exacerbate already low voter turnout rates. But Texas is merely one example of this issue. Arizona has undertaken the nation’s most significant reduction of polling places in recent years, closing some 321 locations, according to a 2019 report from The Leadership Conference Education Fund.

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