States target ballot drop boxes in fight over voting rights

In many states, Republican lawmakers want to limit or end voters’ choice to return ballots to drop boxes, citing the potential for tampering or fraud

By: - February 8, 2022 1:59 pm
ballot drop box outside of Boise City Hall

In this file photo, an early voting drop box was available to voters outside Boise City Hall on May 5, 2021. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Mountain Sun)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom, the Idaho Capital Sun's parent nonprofit, in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.