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…
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.
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.