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acs_votersuppression_conference_blog The Role of Voter Suppression in the 2016 Election
By Archita Taylor November 17, 2016

While the full impact of voter suppression measures in the United States is unclear, we do have a glimpse into all the many barriers that affected voters and would-be voters in the 2016 elections. Read more

News

sessions_cc_gage_skidmore_blog Civil Rights Coalition: Sessions is Unfit to Serve as Attorney General
By Project Vote December 1, 2016

Project Vote joins 144 other national organizations to denounce Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to become Attorney General of the United States. Read more

Election Legislation

Photo: Marco Verch via Creative Commons Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update
By Erin Ferns Lee November 21, 2016

While advocates and lawmakers have slowly worked over the last 50-plus years to make the democratic process more inclusive, efficient, and modern, the future of voting rights remains uncertain under Trump. Read more

Blog Filters

Pennsylvania’s Guidance on Voter Intimidation Serves as a Model For Other States

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By Sarah Brannon October 31, 2016

Pennsylvania takes steps to ensure Election Day runs smoothly and fairly in light of dangerous rhetoric about rigged elections and vigilante poll monitors. Project Vote encourages other states to follow suit. Read more

Good News in Lawsuit to Protect NC Voters

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By Michael Slater October 28, 2016

A federal judge has ordered North Carolina election officials to take actions to protect eligible citizens and allow them to vote by provisional ballot on November 8. Read more

Federal Laws Protect Voters from Intimidation at the Polls

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By Niyati Shah October 27, 2016

Project Vote election counsel, Niyati Shah reminds everyone—voters, advocates, and even potential “election observers”— that there are federal laws protecting people who go to the polls on November 8. Read more

Voting Rights Fight in Georgia Grows More Intense

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By Erin Ferns Lee October 24, 2016

The fight for voting rights in Georgia isn’t new; we have been working there for years. Read more

Florida Fails to Register Voters at Motor Vehicles Offices

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By Project Vote October 19, 2016

Florida residents have been denied the federally required opportunity to register to vote when interacting with motor vehicles offices. Read more

Election Officials Should Stop Running Out the Clock on Voter Registration

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By Michelle Kanter Cohen October 7, 2016

A holiday weekend and a hurricane could play havoc with some Americans' ability to register to vote this year. Read more

The Truth Behind Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (Photo by Gage Skidmore/CC 2.0)
By Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries October 4, 2016

The truth behind Wisconsin’s voter ID law is a thinly veiled effort to keep some citizens from casting a ballot. But Project Vote partners are working to help. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

The Supreme Court of the United States
By Marissa Liebling September 16, 2016

While legislative activity has slowed over the summer, the legal battles over election laws are heating up. Project Vote Legislative Director Marissa Liebling discusses the current landscape. Read more

Georgia’s Discriminatory Voter Verification Process

By Michael Slater September 14, 2016

Project Vote President Michael Slater discusses our new lawsuit to protect voters of color in the state of Georgia. Read more

Report from US Commission on Civil Rights Highlights Crucial NVRA Section 7 Compliance Requirements

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By Archita Taylor September 12, 2016

A new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights provides important proposals and guidelines for ensuring that all Americans have an opportunity to register and vote. Read more