On March 19, a U.S. District Judge issued a ruling in Kris W. Kobach et al. v. United States Election Assistance Commission, requiring the EAC to fulfill requests from Kansas and Arizona to add those states’ documentary proof-of-citizenship requirements to the state-specific instructions of the federal voter registration form. Yesterday, Project Vote joined with ally organizations in announcing we would appeal this ruling.
Today, we are pleased to announce our first major victory in the nationwide fight to ensure that Americans seeking health benefits under the Affordable Care Act are also provided the opportunity to register to vote, as guaranteed by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).
Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren issued a ruling in Kris W. Kobach et al. v. United States Election Assistance Commission, stating that the EAC must fulfill requests from those states to print state-specific registration forms reflecting state proof-of-citizenship requirements. Project Vote Executive Director Michael Slater issued the following statement in response:
BOSTON, MA — On Friday, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued a series of rulings in Delgado v. Galvin, rejecting defendants’ efforts to dismiss parts of the case, adding MassHealth as a defendant, and broadening the inquiry into the statewide failure of Massachusetts public assistance offices to provide federally required voter registration services to the Commonwealth’s low-income citizens.