Voting Matters Blog

Staff Posts

electionprotection_blog Election Protection in the Post-Shelby Era
By Archita Taylor May 2, 2016

Three years after the Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, many of us in the voting rights community have seen firsthand how new, restrictive voting laws have hurt voters. Read more

News

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By Michelle Kanter Cohen April 29, 2016

In July, Virginia will launch a new and improved version of its state voter registration form, which will help avoid confusion and reduce the number of eligible voters who are rejected for minor administrative errors. Read more

Election Legislation

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By Project Vote April 28, 2016

As access to the ballot becomes increasingly difficult, more states are trying to find ways to improve the administration of elections. Read more

Blog Filters

How Motor Voter Law Helps Improve Voter Registration Rates in Georgia

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By Colline Ferrier May 4, 2016

When states comply with federal voter registration law, more citizens register to vote. Project Vote policy analyst, Colline Ferrier offers a visual on how this works in Georgia. Read more

Election Protection in the Post-Shelby Era

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By Archita Taylor May 2, 2016

Three years after the Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, many of us in the voting rights community have seen firsthand how new, restrictive voting laws have hurt voters. Read more

Voting Law Guide Features New States

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By Project Vote April 30, 2016

This primary season, Electionary has been used by voting rights advocates and organizers in Election Protection efforts and will be pertinent to run effective voter registration programs and get-out-the-vote drives before the November election. Read more

New Voter Registration Form Could Reduce Unnecessary Rejections

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By Michelle Kanter Cohen April 29, 2016

In July, Virginia will launch a new and improved version of its state voter registration form, which will help avoid confusion and reduce the number of eligible voters who are rejected for minor administrative errors. Read more

We’re Suing for Transparency in Arizona Elections

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By Michelle Kanter Cohen April 28, 2016

Call us crazy, but—given all the problems people have had voting in Arizona—we think voter list maintenance should be done in the light of day. Read more

Automatic Voter Registration Best Practices Coming Soon

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By Project Vote April 28, 2016

As access to the ballot becomes increasingly difficult, more states are trying to find ways to improve the administration of elections. Read more

Study Examines Effects of Mass Incarceration on Political Behavior

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By LaShonda Brenson April 19, 2016

Project Vote’s LaShonda Brenson attended the 2016 Midwest Political Science Association Conference where, most interesting, she learned about the community political effects of mass incarceration and voter disenfranchisement laws. Read more

Democracy Awakening Brings Activism to D.C .

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By Archita Taylor April 18, 2016

Archita Taylor, Project Vote election counsel, writes on the Democracy Awakening in which thousands gathered in the nation's capitol to demand Congress to act to restore integrity to our political process. Read more

Project Vote Welcomes New Staff

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By Project Vote April 11, 2016

Project Vote welcomes new research director, LaShonda Brenson. Read more

Voting Restoration Proposals Don’t Go Far Enough

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By Courtnay Sellers April 7, 2016

Although legislation is introduced every year, the fight to restore voting rights to citizens with a history of felony convictions is an uphill battle. Read more