Category: Disenfranchisement

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

Democracy Restoration Act Would Give Voting Rights Back to Millions in Federal Elections

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Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and several others introduced the Democracy Restoration Act to “restore voting rights in federal elections... Read more

Thank You!

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Project Vote Testimony on State of Civil Rights

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Project Vote submitted testimony today on “The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States”  for a hearing held... Read more

Voting Rights Event Focuses on Life After Incarceration

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“All saints have a past, and all sinners have a future.” Panelist Carl Wicklund shared this old Irish quote in... Read more

New Report on Restoring Voting Rights for Former Felons

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Today, Project Vote is pleased to release the latest policy paper in our Issues in Election Administration series, Restoring Voting... Read more

Put Felon Disenfranchisement on the Front Burner

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They tell us that there are no coincidences in life, and similarly, there are no coincidences in politics. On Tuesday,... Read more

Voter Suppression Laws Most Likely Pass Where Minority Turnout Is High, Says Report

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There may be a correlation between high minority voter turnout and the passage of restrictive voting laws, according to a... Read more

Voter Fraud Probe Yields Few Cases

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Yet another state’s voter fraud investigation resulted in little evidence of criminal activity. 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