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

virginia_vr_form_cclicense_aaronwebb New Voter Registration Form Could Reduce Unnecessary Rejections
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

dmv_cdharrison_cclicense_540x425 Automatic Voter Registration Best Practices Coming Soon
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

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