Category: Virginia

Mass. and Va. Adopt Beneficial Voting Policies This Week

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Massachusetts and Virginia adopted policies that would make voter registration and voting accessible to more citizens this week. Read more

The Invisible Barrier to Voting

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Tuesday, more than 350,000 Virginians (about 7 percent of the voting population) did not get to choose their new governor.... Read more

Virginia Registrar Cautiously Implements New Voter Purge Law

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Virginia is one of two states to pass a law that allows it to compare voter rolls with neighboring states... Read more

Fill Out Full Virginia State Voter Registration Form, Advise Voting Rights Advocates

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Overlooking box on the form can cause eligible applicants to be rejected, says Project Vote Richmond, VA – A spot... Read more

Virginia Launches Online Voter Registration Web Site

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Virginia’s online voter registration portal went live this week providing many residents the opportunity to register to vote online as... Read more

Restoring Voting Rights

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In my experience, most Americans believe in second chances. Yet, in the voting rights world, we have a glaring contradiction.... Read more

Bill Alert: Noncitizen Voter Purge Bill Advances in Virginia

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A Virginia bill to direct the State Board of Elections to compare voter registration rolls to the federal “Systematic Alien... Read more

Voter Registration Transparency Case Settled in Virginia

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After nearly three years in the courts, a precedent-setting case brought by voting rights groups to ensure transparency of voter... Read more

Proposed Rules Would Harm Democracy in Virginia, Say Voting Rights Advocates

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Press Statement from League of Women Voters of Virginia and Project Vote: Introduced earlier this month, Virginia House Bill 1747/Senate... Read more

Va. Governor Announces Support for Voting Rights Restoration

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Yesterday, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that he supports legislation to automatically restore voting rights to people convicted of nonviolent... Read more