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Staff Posts

archita_demawakening_540x425 Democracy Awakening Brings Activism to D.C .
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

News

Photo- paulhami via Creative Commons Advocates to Court: Protect Rights of N.C. Voters This November
By Erin Ferns Lee March 22, 2016

North Carolina needs to follow the law before the state blocks more people from voting in November. Read more

Election Legislation

vote_cc_license_cx2 Voting Restoration Proposals Don’t Go Far Enough
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

Blog Filters

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

Project Vote Welcomes New Staff

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By Project Vote March 30, 2016

Project Vote welcomes Sylvia Albert, a volunteer attorney who will help us ensure that states comply with the National Voter Registration Act. Read more

One Fight Down, Another One Looms in Nevada

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By Erin Ferns Lee March 29, 2016

Nevada’s state of voter registration is currently a good news, bad news situation. Read more

Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Unreasonable Virginia Voter Registration Bill

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By Marissa Liebling March 24, 2016

The consequences of such a bill would have been very real for Virginians. Read more

The Ugly Climate in North Carolina

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By Michael McDunnah March 24, 2016

Continuing a pattern of discriminatory laws, North Carolina just passed a bill legalizing discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. Read more

Advocates to Court: Protect Rights of N.C. Voters This November

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By Erin Ferns Lee March 22, 2016

North Carolina needs to follow the law before the state blocks more people from voting in November. Read more

Gov. Walker Signs Voter Registration Bill That Comes at a High Cost

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By Marissa Liebling March 21, 2016

Wisconsin passed an election law that comes at a high cost to would-be voters. Read more

Victory for Ohio’s 17-Year-Old Primary Voters

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By Stephen Mortellaro March 18, 2016

An Ohio state judge was right to stop Sec. of State Husted's attempt to prevent 17-year-olds from voting in primaries, but the decision came too late to help those who had early voted. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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By Erin Ferns Lee March 14, 2016

The drumbeat for making voting more accessible continues as we head into what looks to be an extraordinary election in November. Read more

Project Vote Volunteers for Election Protection Efforts

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By Project Vote March 11, 2016

Up to and on Super Tuesday, Project Vote attorneys volunteered to answer calls from voters all over the country on the Election Protection hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE. Read more