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acs_votersuppression_conference_blog The Role of Voter Suppression in the 2016 Election
By Archita Taylor November 17, 2016

While the full impact of voter suppression measures in the United States is unclear, we do have a glimpse into all the many barriers that affected voters and would-be voters in the 2016 elections. Read more

News

sessions_cc_gage_skidmore_blog Civil Rights Coalition: Sessions is Unfit to Serve as Attorney General
By Project Vote December 1, 2016

Project Vote joins 144 other national organizations to denounce Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to become Attorney General of the United States. Read more

Election Legislation

Photo: Marco Verch via Creative Commons Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update
By Erin Ferns Lee November 21, 2016

While advocates and lawmakers have slowly worked over the last 50-plus years to make the democratic process more inclusive, efficient, and modern, the future of voting rights remains uncertain under Trump. Read more

Blog Filters

Time for Bipartisanship on Voting Rights

By Estelle Rogers November 13, 2014

When the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals last week rejected the claims of Arizona and Kansas that their states’ voter... Read more

Victory in Proof-of-Citizenship Case

By Michael Slater November 7, 2014

In a major victory for voting rights, today the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned an earlier decision in Kobach v.... Read more

Arizona Public Agencies Once Again Failing to Comply with Voter Registration Law

By Michael Slater August 7, 2014

Just six years after Arizona was investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for failure to comply with Section... Read more

US Court of Appeals Issues Stay in Proof-of-Citizenship Case

By Michael Slater May 20, 2014

Good news today in the fight over proof-of-citizenship requirements. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has issued... Read more

Project Vote Moves to Appeal Ruling in Proof of Citizenship Case

By Michael Slater March 28, 2014

On March 19, a U.S. District Judge issued a ruling in Kris W. Kobach et al. v. United States Election... Read more

Judge OKs Restrictive Voter Registration Process, Undermines Federal Voting Law

By Project Vote March 20, 2014

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren issued a ruling in Kris W. Kobach et al. v. United States Election Assistance... Read more

Kansas and Arizona Force Voter Registration Issue in Lawsuit

By Erin Ferns Lee February 8, 2014

Kansas and Arizona are continuing to pursue a lawsuit to force the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to alter the national... Read more

Request to Change National Voter Registration Form Denied

By Erin Ferns Lee January 20, 2014

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission decided Friday that proof of citizenship requirements to register to vote would “likely hinder eligible... Read more

The Public Weighs in on Request to Change National Voter Registration Form

By Erin Ferns Lee January 7, 2014

The Election Assistance Commission opened the floor to the public late in December, seeking comments on whether to allow Arizona,... Read more

Kansas Under Fire for “Unjust, Unfair” Voter Registration Requirement

By Erin Ferns Lee November 22, 2013

Yesterday, the ACLU filed suit in Kansas over the state’s new “two-tier” voting system that excludes voters from participating in... Read more