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Updated Policy Paper on Youth Voting E-mail

May 9, 2014


Today, Project Vote is pleased to release the latest updated policy paper in our Issues in Election Administration series, Enfranchising America’s Youth

Despite significant gains in voter turnout over the last decade, young people are still underrepresented within the American electorate, and are among the populations most vulnerable to disenfranchisement. Recent partisan attacks on voting rights, such as strict voter ID laws, have a disproportionate impact on young voters, and risk exacerbating further the existing disparities in the electorate. 

In this updated policy paper, Project Vote Communications Manager Erin Ferns Lee reviews the voting rates of 18- to 29-year-old citizens in recent elections, and examines laws that hinder or facilitate participation by young, non-college attending voters. The paper provides recommendations for effective policies that can improve participation rates for all American youth, including preregistration, high school registration, voter education programs, and other policies that can increase access to registration and voting for this underrepresented population.

Read this new policy paper here. 



Project Vote Receives over $50,000 from CREDO for Voting Rights Work E-mail
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San Francisco, CA – CREDO, America’s only progressive phone company, announced today that it is donating $57,589 to Project Vote for the group’s work in 2014 to ensure that every eligible American can register, vote, and cast a ballot that counts. CREDO has donated more than $76 million to organizations committed to social change since the company was founded in 1985.
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Three-Judge Panel Rules that 2012 Purge Violated National Voter Registration Act

April 2, 2014
MIAMI – Marking a major victory for Florida voters, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled on Tuesday that Florida’s 2012 voter purge program violated federal law. The court, in a 2-1 decision, found that Gov. Rick Scott’s voter purge of suspected non-citizens in 2012 violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), because systematic removal programs are barred within 90 days of a federal election.
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