The Black Ballot

Keep informed on the issues that matter most to Black voters. From voter suppression to racial inequality, our website covers the issues that affect the Black community’s vote and ballot. With expert commentary, in-depth reporting, and exclusive interviews, NewsOne provides the information you need to make informed decisions at the polls.

In the 233 years that the U.S. Senate has existed, there have only been 11 senators who are Black.

Senate Democrats now have a 51-49 advantage.

Passed in 2021, SB 202 made impacted election administrators' ability to carry out the Georgia Senate runoff election effectively, thanks to the state's Republican-controlled legislature.

“Everybody wants the same access,” said Nalah Lewis, Georgia organizer with Planned Parenthood Votes.

"We're not vote shaming; we're vote encouraging," said Amanda Hollowell of When We All Vote.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries seems poised to succeed Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic leader.

The Congresswoman and native Angeleno is the first woman to be elected mayor of Los Angeles.

Democrats winning Nevada doesn't reduce the significance of the Georgia Senate runoff between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.

The Black Ballot

Here's how people in and outside of Georgia can support Sen. Raphael Warnock in the Georgia Senate runoff election against Herschel Walker.

Mandela Barnes was defeated by GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Tuesday night in Wisconsin, sending Johnson back to the Senate for his third term.