Sep 19 / Erin Ferns Lee

Study Finds 24,000 Transgender Citizens Could Be Blocked from Voting in November

Battles over voter ID are raising concern across the nation just weeks away from the November 4 election. While Wisconsin implements its “eleventh hour” voter ID changes, potentially affecting thousands of voters, a new study looks at the potential impact of strict voter ID laws in Wisconsin and other states on thousands more citizens.

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Sep 18 / Kate Bass

Navigator Organizations Prepare to Help People Access Health Care, Voter Registration

Project Vote staff pose with health exchange enrollment assisters at one of our voter registration trainings earlier this year.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it was granting $60 million to Navigator organizations in states using the Federally-facilitated Health Benefits Exchange.

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Aug 15 / Michael Slater

Project Vote Releases New Policy Paper on Voter Registration Transparency

Today, Project Vote is pleased to release the latest policy paper in our Issues in Election Administration series, Voter Registration Transparency.

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Aug 7 / Michael Slater

Arizona Public Agencies Once Again Failing to Comply with Voter Registration Law

Just six years after Arizona was investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for failure to comply with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), the state is once again neglecting its federal obligations to help low-income citizens register to vote through public assistance agencies.

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Aug 6 / Estelle Rogers

VRA Turns 49: Looking Back and Looking Forward at Voting Rights

Rep. Nancy Pelosi at a voting rights rally, following yesterday's Senate committee hearing on the Voting Rights Amendment Act.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi at a voting rights rally, following a Senate committee hearing on the Voting Rights Amendment Act in June.

Forty-ninth anniversaries don’t usually garner much attention, but today a 49th anniversary—though filled with pathos—is worth commemorating. The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1964. Often called the “crown jewel” of the civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act has now lost a bit of its luster, tarnished by the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder.

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