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Afghan Elections a Setback for Women

Low female turnout could mean leaders even less responsive to women

(Newser) - For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward. Early reports strongly suggest that voter turnout fell more sharply for women than for men in last week's polls. Election observers blame Taliban attacks, a dearth of female election workers, and the closure... More »

You Can Vote Even if This Is Your Address: Ohio Judge

Ohio ordered to count homeless ballots

(Newser) - A federal judge has ruled that the homeless in Ohio can vote even if their place of residence is a bench or a street grate, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The US District Court has ordered Ohio authorities to count the votes of homeless people whether or not their ballots... More »

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