Sondra Cosgrove

Sondra Cosgrove

Sondra Cosgrove is the executive director of Vote Nevada and a history professor at the College of Southern Nevada.


Voting rights alone will not save us 

By: - June 8, 2021

Much has been said and written about voting rights this last year and for good reasons. Vote Nevada, a nonprofit founded by Nevadans for Nevadans, will be contributing to this dialogue over the summer with events focused on our full suite of democracy rights, such as the right to fair representation and the right to […]

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Another chance to curb the partisanship in redistricting

By: - March 4, 2021

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are “We the People,” while the words “political party” are absent in the document. Yet, by 1812, elected officials were actively shifting power from the people to the political parties through redistricting. And since 1812, every ten years, the parties continue to decide which voters will matter […]


Voters were overwhelmed: What to do about judicial elections

By: - December 14, 2020

Our recent election was unique in many ways, one of which was the high number of judicial candidates. This was the first election cycle under a new rule to run all district court positions simultaneously to ensure the district judges are paid equitably, but this fix created a burden on voters. As a League of […]


Apparently some Democrats think gerrymandering is fine in blue states

By: - July 26, 2020

In June of 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rucho v. Common Cause that federal courts will no longer accept partisan gerrymandering cases.  Chief Justice Roberts wrote for the majority that partisan gerrymandering is a political issue that must be resolved at the state level.  In response, the League of Women Voters U.S. launched […]

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Guest op-ed: Making voter registration simpler and more secure

By: - October 19, 2018

This year voters will consider whether to make voter registration automatic for eligible citizens at the Department of Motor Vehicles, a change that will improve access to the ballot box while protecting the accuracy and integrity of our voter rolls. Automatic Voter Registration, on the ballot as Question 5 and endorsed by the League of […]