Voting Rights

voting rightsClick here to read about voting rights in the United States.

When the Constitution was written, only white male property owners (about 10 to 16 percent of the nation’s population) had the vote. Over the past two centuries, though, the term “government by the people” has become a reality. During the early 1800s, states gradually dropped property requirements for voting. Later, groups that had been excluded previously gained the right to vote. Other reforms made the process fairer and easier.

Click here to read how voting rights have changed since 1790.

Voter Integrity Project click here to visit their website.