Feb 26 / Estelle Rogers

Shelby and Selma

It is fitting that, as attention is focusing on the 50th anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, we should have a conversation about the current state of the voting rights that those marchers and others fought and died for.

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Feb 17 / Michael Slater

New Research Memo Looks at Who in America Has Photo ID

Photo: Ken Hawkins via Creative Commons license.

Photo: Ken Hawkins via Creative Commons license.

With voter ID a hot-button topic in state legislatures, Project Vote is pleased today to release a new research memo that provides a snapshot of who in America actually possesses government-issued photo ID.

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Feb 16 / Estelle Rogers

In the Legislatures

photo: I, Wars/Creative Commons License

photo: I, Wars/Creative Commons License

Most state legislatures have now convened or are about to. Project Vote tracks state legislative activity relating to election administration and voting rights. The fun just never stops. In recent years, new state laws on voting have constituted something of a “civil rights revolution” in reverse. Strict voter ID and proof of citizenship are just the tip of the iceberg. Repeals or rollbacks of reforms that have made voting more accessible and convenient are not far behind. This year, the onslaught of regressive legislation continues. read more…

Feb 5 / PV Admin

Project Vote and Partners Move to Enforce “Motor Voter” in Calif.

photo: boldly wanderlust/Creative Commons license

Today, attorneys from Project Vote, Demos, the ACLU Foundation of San Diego, and the law firm of Morrison & Foerster put the State of California on notice for violating the “motor voter” law.

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Jan 29 / Michael Slater

New Report Identifies Gaps in the American Electorate

Representational Bias in the 2012 Electorate Report

Today, Project Vote is pleased to release Representational Bias in the 2012 Electorate, a major new report that presents a comprehensive picture of continuing disparities in the changing American electorate.

In Representational Bias in the 2012 Electorate, Project Vote’s Senior Public Policy Analyst, Dr. Vanessa Perez, analyzes registration and voting rates for every presidential election in the 21st century. The report examines participation for different demographic groups—according to race and ethnicity, age, gender, income, education, disability, and other factors—to determine the ways in which the American electorate is becoming more or less representative of the citizen population.

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