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la Louisiana Federal Court Upholds the Spirit and Letter of the NVRA
By Niyati Shah July 28, 2016

In an exhaustive opinion handed down in Louisiana, a federal district court basically held that mere lip service to the public assistance provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) is not an option. Read more


Project Vote interns Sarah Schwartz, Julia Burzynski, and Jacob Conarck stand outside the U.S. Court of Appeals. (Project Vote) Federal Court Hears Pivotal Voting Rights Case
By Sarah Schwartz June 23, 2016

This week, a federal court heard a case "that will determine the outcome of one of the most unprecedented attacks against voting rights in history." Read more

Election Legislation

(Sarah Hattie/Creative Commons) Groups Tell Gov. Kasich to Veto Bill That Violates Voting Rights
By Erin Ferns Lee May 31, 2016

Project Vote and Ohio advocacy groups urge Governor Kasich to veto a bill that would make it harder to keep polling places open in the event of an emergency. Read more

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Voting Rights Fight in Georgia Grows More Intense

By Erin Ferns Lee October 24, 2016

The fight for voting rights in Georgia isn’t new; we have been working there for years. Read more

Florida Fails to Register Voters at Motor Vehicles Offices

Photo: Carl Lender via Creative Commons
By Project Vote October 19, 2016

Florida residents have been denied the federally required opportunity to register to vote when interacting with motor vehicles offices. Read more

Election Officials Should Stop Running Out the Clock on Voter Registration

By Michelle Kanter Cohen October 7, 2016

A holiday weekend and a hurricane could play havoc with some Americans' ability to register to vote this year. Read more

The Truth Behind Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (Photo by Gage Skidmore/CC 2.0)
By Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries October 4, 2016

The truth behind Wisconsin’s voter ID law is a thinly veiled effort to keep some citizens from casting a ballot. But Project Vote partners are working to help. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

The Supreme Court of the United States
By Marissa Liebling September 16, 2016

While legislative activity has slowed over the summer, the legal battles over election laws are heating up. Project Vote Legislative Director Marissa Liebling discusses the current landscape. Read more

Georgia’s Discriminatory Voter Verification Process

By Michael Slater September 14, 2016

Project Vote President Michael Slater discusses our new lawsuit to protect voters of color in the state of Georgia. Read more

Report from US Commission on Civil Rights Highlights Crucial NVRA Section 7 Compliance Requirements

By Archita Taylor September 12, 2016

A new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights provides important proposals and guidelines for ensuring that all Americans have an opportunity to register and vote. Read more

Project Vote Welcomes New Staff

By Project Vote September 6, 2016

Project Vote welcomes Akilah R. Ensley as our new field director. Read more

Court Must Intervene to Protect N.C. Voters, Project Vote Argues

By Catherine Flanagan September 2, 2016

At a court hearing this week, Project Vote attorneys argued North Carolina voters need immediate relief in advance of the November election. Read more

California and Virginia Move to Restore Voting Rights

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (Photo by Kate Wellington/CC 2.0)
By Marissa Liebling September 1, 2016

Recent moves in two states seek to restore voting rights to Americans with former felony convictions who have served their time, paid their debt, and rejoined their communities. Read more