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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

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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

(Howard TJ/Creative Commons) Online Registration Bill is Moving, but Ohioans Won’t See Benefits Until 2017
By Marissa Liebling May 11, 2016

After a year of stalling, the Ohio House committee finally voted to move an online voter registration bill forward, but there's one catch: the bill won't go in effect before the 2016 elections. Read more

Blog Filters

New Voter Registration Form Could Reduce Unnecessary Rejections

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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

We’re Suing for Transparency in Arizona Elections

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By Michelle Kanter Cohen April 28, 2016

Call us crazy, but—given all the problems people have had voting in Arizona—we think voter list maintenance should be done in the light of day. Read more

Automatic Voter Registration Best Practices Coming Soon

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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

Study Examines Effects of Mass Incarceration on Political Behavior

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By LaShonda Brenson April 19, 2016

Project Vote’s LaShonda Brenson attended the 2016 Midwest Political Science Association Conference where, most interesting, she learned about the community political effects of mass incarceration and voter disenfranchisement laws. Read more

Democracy Awakening Brings Activism to D.C .

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By Archita Taylor April 18, 2016

Archita Taylor, Project Vote election counsel, writes on the Democracy Awakening in which thousands gathered in the nation's capitol to demand Congress to act to restore integrity to our political process. Read more

Project Vote Welcomes New Staff

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By Project Vote April 11, 2016

Project Vote welcomes new research director, LaShonda Brenson. Read more

Voting Restoration Proposals Don’t Go Far Enough

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By Courtnay Sellers April 7, 2016

Although legislation is introduced every year, the fight to restore voting rights to citizens with a history of felony convictions is an uphill battle. Read more

What a Difference a Day Makes: The Evolution of Same Day Registration in Illinois

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By Marissa Liebling April 6, 2016

The excitement around competitive races in 2016 has brought voters out during primary election season. But in Illinois, another factor plays a role in boosting turnout: same day registration. Read more

A Promise Fulfilled: Supreme Court Upholds “One-Person, One-Vote” in Evenwel

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By Archita Taylor April 4, 2016

In a huge win for voting rights, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the long-standing “one-person, one-vote” principle in redistricting. Read more

Voter Info Guide Helps With Election Protection Efforts

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By Project Vote March 31, 2016

Voting guide, Electionary.info, helped with Election Protection efforts on Super Tuesday. Read more