Since it was enacted in 1965, the Voting Rights Act has formed the backbone of voting rights in the United States. In the last five and a half decades, the law has been significantly altered by legislative amendment and court cases. Some of these changes, like the Supreme Court’s ruling…


Jackson County is a vast expanse of northern Colorado wedged between mountain ranges and the Wyoming border. Its 1,621 square miles include the North Park basin and the headwaters of the North Platte River. Since 1913, an elegant classic revival courthouse has graced Walden, the county’s only incorporated town. The…


It is rare to experience a new holiday, but today Americans can celebrate the very first National Vote by Mail Day. Organized by NextGen America to promote safe, secure, and efficient voting nationwide, this event marks the great strides in ballot access made by states which have adopted all-mail voting…


Where the skies are blue, and voting is easy. Wikimedia Commons.

With no end in sight to COVID-19, many government leaders, county clerks, and voters themselves are asking what voting will look like this November. Due to this crisis, election law has become the territory of partisan attack and fodder for commentators with agendas. Happily, Colorado has been mostly immune from…


The debacle that was the Wisconsin primary election is but the latest evidence that America’s voting laws are broken. Only time will tell the impact of forcing tens of thousands of voters to cast their ballots in-person amid a global pandemic. This event should serve as a call-to-arms to permanently…

Nicholas Monck

Climber. Runner. Former voting rights attorney. Adventurer. Among other things. Opinions expressed are my own and do not represent the views of my employer.

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