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Matthew May

Matthew May

Matthew May is a research scholar at the Idaho Policy Institute in Boise State University’s School of Public Service. He earned his Ph.D. in public policy and administration from Boise State in 2016. His research interests include elections, electoral policy and the legislative process, with particular emphasis in primary elections and Idaho politics. May also serves as the survey research director with the School of Public Service, overseeing the annual Idaho public policy survey.

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Some Idahoans can now vote in Spanish, Native languages: Who’s covered and what it means

By: , and - May 16, 2022

In Tuesday’s primary election, several Idaho counties must provide voting assistance in non-English languages. For most, this will be their first time doing so. Since its initial passage, the Voting Rights Act has sought to increase participation in elections by historically excluded groups. A 1975 amendment to the act, known as Section 203, extends protections […]