Voting Matters Blog

Advocacy

Project Vote Testifies Against Call for Potentially Illegal Voter Purge
By Project Vote April 24, 2017

A “conservative legal watchdog group” has targeted Maryland’s largest county in its latest effort to force election officials to purge... Read more

Staff Posts

Matt Masterson is 50 Percent Correct
By Michael Slater April 14, 2017

The EAC chair is right: There is very little voter fraud in America, but he’s far off base in claiming that evidence of voter suppression is “virtually non-existent.” 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

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

Project Vote Welcomes Spring 2017 Interns

By Project Vote January 27, 2017

Project Vote is pleased to welcome two interns for the spring of 2017. Read more

Indiana Bill Could Erroneously Purge Legitimate Voters

By Marissa Liebling January 26, 2017

Project Vote is urging an Indiana Senator Greg Walker to reconsider legislation that puts registered voters at risk. Read more

Debunking Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies is Not Enough; We Must Also Prepare for What Comes Next

By Michael Slater January 24, 2017

The Trump administration's lies about illegal voting signal a massive attack on voting rights. Read more

Bill Alert: Voting Bills To Be Heard in Va. Legislature

By Erin Ferns Lee January 24, 2017

Several bills that would affect the right to vote were considered in Virginia's legislature, including two that Project Vote opposes. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

By Erin Ferns Lee January 17, 2017

With this new wave of hostility toward the democratic process, we can expect to see fewer viable legislative efforts to modernize election administration, and more egregious efforts to block the vote. Read more

Confirm in Haste, Repent in Leisure: Congress Must Delay Hearings on Trump’s Attorney General

By Michael Slater December 15, 2016

Given his troubling past and his failure to provide required information, Congress must delay the confirmation hearings of Jefferson Sessions. Read more

How Voter Fraud Claims Justify Voter Suppression After the Election

By Erin Ferns Lee December 9, 2016

Instead of building safeguards and protecting eligible Americans’ right to vote, these lawmakers and partisans are using the last weeks of 2016 to willfully try to weaken our democracy. Read more

Michigan Tries to Rush Voter ID Through Lame-Duck Session

By Marissa Liebling December 6, 2016

Michigan voters are already suffering from an antiquated election system, and the proposed voter ID laws would only make things worse. Read more

Civil Rights Coalition: Sessions is Unfit to Serve as Attorney General

By Project Vote December 1, 2016

Project Vote joins 144 other national organizations to denounce Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to become Attorney General of the United States. Read more