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la Louisiana Federal Court Upholds the Spirit and Letter of the NVRA
By Niyati Shah July 28, 2016

In an exhaustive opinion handed down in Louisiana, a federal district court basically held that mere lip service to the public assistance provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) is not an option. Read more

News

Project Vote interns Sarah Schwartz, Julia Burzynski, and Jacob Conarck stand outside the U.S. Court of Appeals. (Project Vote) Federal Court Hears Pivotal Voting Rights Case
By Sarah Schwartz June 23, 2016

This week, a federal court heard a case "that will determine the outcome of one of the most unprecedented attacks against voting rights in history." Read more

Election Legislation

(Sarah Hattie/Creative Commons) Groups Tell Gov. Kasich to Veto Bill That Violates Voting Rights
By Erin Ferns Lee May 31, 2016

Project Vote and Ohio advocacy groups urge Governor Kasich to veto a bill that would make it harder to keep polling places open in the event of an emergency. Read more

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Don’t Forget About Same Day Registration

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By LaShonda Brenson, Marissa Liebling July 5, 2016

As lawmakers look to adopt trendy automatic voter registration policies, let's not forget about same day registration, one of the most effective ways to boost turnout and balance the electorate. Read more

An Honest Guide to Engaging New Voters

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By Colline Ferrier June 28, 2016

Project Vote's Colline Ferrier offers her tips and tricks on how to engage the public, which can be applied to efforts to help engage new voters. Read more

Expanding Opportunities to Register to Vote Online

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By Marissa Liebling, Rosemarie Clouston June 24, 2016

While 38 states and the District of Columbia have created, or are creating, opportunities for their residents to register to vote online, only a handful have online systems that are fully accessible to all their residents. Read more

The Struggle to Protect Voting Rights Continues in 2016

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By Julia Burzynski June 24, 2016

Project Vote intern Julia Burzynski explores the repercussions of the first major election without voting protections that were once guaranteed by the Voting Rights Act. Read more

Federal Court Hears Pivotal Voting Rights Case

Project Vote interns Sarah Schwartz, Julia Burzynski, and Jacob Conarck stand outside the U.S. Court of Appeals. (Project Vote)
By Sarah Schwartz June 23, 2016

This week, a federal court heard a case "that will determine the outcome of one of the most unprecedented attacks against voting rights in history." Read more

Through the Eyes of Poll Workers

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By Archita Taylor, Marissa Liebling June 21, 2016

Project Vote's Archita Taylor and Marissa Liebling study a great deal about voting. But they never knew the experience of poll workers until serving in the 2016 D.C. primaries. Read more

Law Students Encouraged to Help Make Voting More Accessible

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By Julia Burzynski, Sarah Schwartz June 16, 2016

Project Vote interns Julia Burzynski and Sarah Schwartz get a better understanding of the challenges we face a nation, especially in the area of voting rights. Read more

How Motor Voter Law Helps Improve Voter Registration Rates in Alabama

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By Colline Ferrier June 15, 2016

When states comply with federal voter registration law, more citizens register to vote. Project Vote policy analyst, Colline Ferrier offers a visual on how this works in Alabama. Read more

Project Vote Welcomes Summer 2016 Interns

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By Project Vote June 8, 2016

Project Vote is pleased to welcome three interns for the summer of 2016. Read more

CREDO is giving away nearly $200,000: Help us get our share

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June 1, 2016

Project Vote has been chosen by CREDO to be one of their three donations recipients this month. With your vote, we can ensure every eligible citizen can register, vote, and cast a ballot that counts. Read more