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Staff Posts

dc_pride_diability_access_vote_sign Through the Eyes of Poll Workers
By Archita Taylor, Marissa Liebling June 21, 2016

As election lawyers and advocates, 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

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

(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

Blog Filters

How Motor Voter Law Helps Improve Voter Registration Rates in Pennsylvania

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By Colline Ferrier May 25, 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 Pennsylvania. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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By Erin Ferns Lee May 16, 2016

Voter registration is the first step to participating in democracy. In 2016, many states proposed new laws that, if passed, would affect a citizen’s access to voter registration and ultimately, the ballot box in November. Read more

Voting is the Heart of Democracy

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By Jean Alia Robles May 13, 2016

ACYPL fellow, Jean Alia Robles muses on modern-day American voting issues and how democracies in the world should be inclusive of all citizens. Read more

Bridging the Latino Voter Registration Gap Is More Crucial Than Ever

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By Niyati Shah May 12, 2016

Twenty-three million Latinos are currently eligible to vote in the United States, but less than 14 million are registered, according to a new report by the NALEO Educational Fund yesterday. Read more

Online Registration Bill is Moving, but Ohioans Won’t See Benefits Until 2017

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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

Filipino Fellow at Project Vote Hopes to Engage Voters Back Home

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By Jean Alia Robles May 10, 2016

ACYPL fellow, Jean Alia Robles writes about working with Project Vote and her plans to bring back what she learns to help improve elections in her home country, the Philippines. Read more

Project Vote Welcomes ACYPL Fellow

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By Project Vote May 9, 2016

Project Vote’ welcomes Jean Alia Robles, fellow of the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL). Read more

Project Vote Commends Vermont for Passing Law to Streamline Voter Registration

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By Marissa Liebling May 6, 2016

Automatic registration is a promising reform and Vermont is a great example of how to do it right. Read more

How Motor Voter Law Helps Improve Voter Registration Rates in Georgia

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By Colline Ferrier May 4, 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 Georgia. Read more

Election Protection in the Post-Shelby Era

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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