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Photo: Project Vote How the Obama Administration is Failing Would-Be Voters
By Niyati Shah October 29, 2015

Yesterday, three of America’s leading voting rights organizations—including the organization I work with, Project Vote—wrote to the President of the... Read more


Photo: wyofile via Creative Commons How Electronic Poll Books Improve Elections
By Erin Ferns Lee, Marissa Liebling November 23, 2015

Modernizing our election procedures is a win-win for election officials and voters alike. One such commonsense reform is the adoption... Read more

Election Legislation

Photo- debaird via Creative Commons The Good News, and Bad News, About Voting Rights in America
By Marissa Liebling October 27, 2015

This post was originally published at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s blog, ACS Blog. The year before... Read more

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New Project Vote Report Examines Voting Rights Proposals

By Michael Slater October 13, 2015

Since January, Project Vote has closely monitored 315 bills that could affect the way people vote in 2016 and beyond.... Read more

Voting Rights Struggle Continues Today

Photo: Marissa Liebling/Project Vote
By Marissa Liebling October 7, 2015

Elusive: (adj) hard to find or capture. This is how Representative Terri Sewell (D-AL) described the long, ongoing fight to... Read more

Project Vote Welcomes New Staff

By Project Vote September 29, 2015

Project Vote welcomes new legislative director, Marissa Liebling and election counsel, Stephen Mortellaro. Read more

New Federal Bill Would Help Engage Younger Citizens in our Democracy

Photo: Center for American Progress Action Fund via Creative Commons
By Marissa Liebling September 16, 2015

Project Vote supports a new federal bill aimed at increasing civic participation for young Americans. Today, Congressmen Don Beyer and... Read more

September is National Voter Registration Month

By Erin Ferns Lee September 1, 2015

Today kicks off National Voter Registration Month, a time “to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting”... Read more

Report: Incorporating Automatic Voter Registration with the NVRA

By Michael Slater August 27, 2015

At Project Vote, we are excited about the growing interest in AVR at both the state and federal level. We hope this paper will be useful to advocates and policy makers alike as we pursue this promising reform within existing federal law. Read more

The EAC is Back on Track and Project Vote Lends a Hand

Project Vote's Sarah Brannon on a panel at the EAC's Election Data Summit. Photo: Michelle Kanter Cohen/Project Vote
By Sarah Brannon August 14, 2015

Project Vote's Sarah Brannon explains how the EAC is back on track to fulfill its purpose of improving the process of elections in America. Read more

Anjani Shah: Reflecting on My Summer Internship at Project Vote

By Anjani Shah August 1, 2015

Summer intern Anjani Shah reflects on her experience at Project Vote. “I get to help people understand the importance of voter registration. I get to understand the importance of nonprofit work. I get to keep this experience with me forever.” Read more

Nonprofit Profile: Voter Registration is “Empowering” to Philadelphia Group

By Anjani Shah July 31, 2015

“It’s key that we communicate the message that voting is accessible and that being a voter is personally empowering,” said Yoel Solís, a recent participant in Project Vote’s new Nonprofit Partners Initiative. Read more

Project Vote Offers Free Voter Registration Trainings to Nonprofit Service Providers

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By Anjani Shah July 30, 2015

Project Vote is proud to announce the launch of the Nonprofit Partners Initiative, offering free, in-person voter registration trainings to service-provider organizations such as food banks, community centers, and housing programs. Read more