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New Report on Voter Registration at Public Assistance Agencies E-mail
February 27, 2014

altContinuing in our Issues in Election Administration series, today Project Vote is releasing a new policy paper on Voter Registration at Public Assistance Agencies. You can read and download this new paper here.



Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires state public assistance agencies to affirmatively offer voter registration services to their clients. These provisions were included specifically to reach populations that are not only historically underrepresented in the electorate but are also less likely to be reached by other registration opportunities.

Considering the sheer volume of citizens who pass through public assistance offices in the United States, hundreds of thousands of Americans should be registering every year under Section 7 of the NVRA. In recent years, however, agencies have been neglecting their obligations under the law, and the numbers of voter registrations originating from public assistance agencies in many states have dwindled to a fraction of what they should be. (Just last month, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration called the NVRA “the election statute most often ignored.”)

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New Policy Paper Examines Photo ID Laws E-mail
January 29, 2014

Today, Project Vote is pleased to release the latest policy paper in our Issues in Election Administration series, Photo ID Laws
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Voting Rights Groups Call on Obama Administration to Bring Federal Health Care Exchanges into Compliance with Federal Law E-mail
January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, in a letter to President Obama, leaders for nonprofit voting rights organizations Demos and Project Vote alerted the White House that the application process for benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently violates the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). 
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