Voting Matters Blog

Advocacy

Gov. McAuliffe Vetoes Harmful Voter Registration Bill
By Project Vote March 27, 2017

A Virginia voter registration bill that threatened eligible citizens is no longer a threat. Read more

Staff Posts

Despite Supporters’ Advice, Sessions Faces Uphill Battle in Denying Racial Voter Discrimination
April 18, 2017

Attorney General Sessions' supporters claim voter protection laws are unnecessary, though recent cases against voter suppression laws prove otherwise. Read more

In the States

The Responsible Way to Increase Voter Access: Same Day Registration
By Brian McWalters April 13, 2017

Same day registration is known to boost voter turnout and keep voter rolls clean. Why aren't more states passing and implementing SDR laws? Read more

Blog Filters

A Closer Look at Husted’s Allegations of Non-Citizen Voting

By Michael Slater February 28, 2017

Project Vote's president, Michael Slater, explains why we have to take the Ohio Secretary of State's allegations with a giant grain of salt. Read more

Voter Fraud: The Research and Findings

By Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries February 24, 2017

Countless studies and investigations have debunked the myth of widespread "voter fraud." Here, Project Vote's Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries reviews the findings and paints a comprehensive picture of a virtually non-existent problem. Read more

Maryland Considers Voting Bill That Can Improve Voter Turnout

By Project Vote February 16, 2017

Maryland's same-day registration bill, HB 345 would "help ensure that all eligible Marylanders can make their voices heard in the political process." Read more

Georgia Proposes to Codify Harmful Voter Registration Practice

By Project Vote February 14, 2017

A new Georgia bill would codify a harmful voter registration practice that is already known to erroneously reject thousands of eligible voter applicants. Read more

Project Vote and Demos Call to Stop Unlawful Voter Purge in Philadelphia

By Project Vote February 13, 2017

Project Vote and Demos filed and amicus brief to stop an unlawful voter purge in Philadelphia. Read more

Voting Rights Advocates Reach Settlement in “Exact Match” Voting System Lawsuit

By Project Vote February 10, 2017

Georgia agrees to stop rejecting voter applications based on typos and data entry errors. Read more

Debunking Voter Fraud–An Interview with Michael Slater

By Project Vote February 10, 2017

Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog interviews Project Vote president Michael Slater about Trump's voter fraud allegations, and how they signal a massive attack on voting rights. Read more

The Dangers of Making Assumptions About Voter Rolls

By Michael Slater February 6, 2017

Last November, 7,500 reinstated Ohio voters who had been wrongfully purged from voter rolls between 2011 and 2014, reportedly turned out to vote. This is a big deal. Read more

Election Bill Could Stop Thousands of Eligible People From Voting

By Erin Ferns Lee January 31, 2017

Project Vote submitted testimony in opposition to Virginia’s "no match, no vote" bill, SB 1581. Read more

Project Vote Board Member Writes About Social Movement in the Trump Era

By Project Vote January 27, 2017

Project Vote board member, Frances Fox Piven, writes at the Nation about the history of mass resistance and how it may relate to the "political dangers of a Trump administration" today. Read more