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Advocacy

Gov. McAuliffe Vetoes Harmful Voter Registration Bill
By Project Vote March 27, 2017

A Virginia voter registration bill that threatened eligible citizens is no longer a threat. Read more

Staff Posts

Despite Supporters’ Advice, Sessions Faces Uphill Battle in Denying Racial Voter Discrimination
April 18, 2017

Attorney General Sessions' supporters claim voter protection laws are unnecessary, though recent cases against voter suppression laws prove otherwise. Read more

In the States

The Responsible Way to Increase Voter Access: Same Day Registration
By Brian McWalters April 13, 2017

Same day registration is known to boost voter turnout and keep voter rolls clean. Why aren't more states passing and implementing SDR laws? Read more

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Despite Supporters’ Advice, Sessions Faces Uphill Battle in Denying Racial Voter Discrimination

April 18, 2017

Attorney General Sessions' supporters claim voter protection laws are unnecessary, though recent cases against voter suppression laws prove otherwise. Read more

Matt Masterson is 50 Percent Correct

By Michael Slater April 14, 2017

The EAC chair is right: There is very little voter fraud in America, but he’s far off base in claiming that evidence of voter suppression is “virtually non-existent.” Read more

The Responsible Way to Increase Voter Access: Same Day Registration

By Brian McWalters April 13, 2017

Same day registration is known to boost voter turnout and keep voter rolls clean. Why aren't more states passing and implementing SDR laws? Read more

Texas Court Rules “Motor Voter” Applies to Online Transactions, Too

By Niyati Shah April 12, 2017

A court has ruled that the "Motor Voter" law means people using DMV services online must get the same voter registration services as those going in-person. Read more

Gov. McAuliffe Vetoes Harmful Voter Registration Bill

By Project Vote March 27, 2017

A Virginia voter registration bill that threatened eligible citizens is no longer a threat. Read more

Threats and Opportunities Update

By Erin Ferns Lee March 20, 2017

Now that the political climate has changed and is aided by weakened voting protections, states are taking it upon themselves to investigate and pass laws that prevent voter fraud. Read more

Trump Administration Must Respond to Rise in Hate Crimes

By Michael Slater March 10, 2017

No American should be afraid for their life or the lives of their families because of their ethnicity, religion, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Read more

Voter Registration Bill Would Disenfranchise Voters Over Typos

By Project Vote March 8, 2017

Project Vote is urging Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to veto a harmful voter registration bill that recently passed the legislature. Read more

Join Project Vote for Oregon Lobby Day

By Amy Busefink March 6, 2017

On March 8, join Project Vote and other voting rights organizations to lobby Oregon lawmakers for fair and equal access to the democratic process. Read more

Georgia Senate Must Reject New “Exact Match” Bill

By Niyati Shah March 6, 2017

Reinstating "exact match" requirements that were just the subject of a lawsuit, HB 268 is bad for Georgia voters, and would almost certainly end up the subject of further litigation. Read more