Low-income and minority citizens—both
significant portions of the American population—are historically alienated from
the electoral process. As a result, the proportion of the U.S. population that registers
to vote and that does vote is highly skewed towards Whites, the educated and
These disparities in the electorate weaken our
democracy and skew the national agenda by excluding from major public policy
decisions the voices of the least powerful and most vulnerable citizens.
Project Vote works to close these gaps by encouraging voter
participation among young people, and low-income citizens, minority groups and
to eliminate unfair barriers to voter registration and participation.