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Our Mission

Our goal is simple: to build an electorate that accurately represents the diversity of America’s citizenry. Through advocacy, litigation, and technical assistance, Project Vote is fighting to make sure that every eligible citizen is able to register, vote, and cast a ballot that counts.

Voter Registration Policy

We know that most Americans will vote, once they get registered. That’s why Project Vote’s work is focused on promoting sensible laws, rules, and procedures that make it easier, not harder, for eligible citizens to become registered voters. Read more

Voting Policy

The way Americans vote is changing, and Project Vote works to make sure we're making the polls more, not less, accessible. Read more

List Maintenance

Voter registration is only the first step: we also have to make sure that registrants get on the rolls, and stay on the rolls. That’s why Project Vote works to protect eligible voters from wrongful purges, voter caging, and other dangerous efforts to “clean-up” the lists. Read more

Government Agency Registration

Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) to ensure that state governments played a leading role in providing our most vulnerable citizens a chance to participate in American democracy. Project Vote and our partners are working to make sure they do, and to realize the full potential of this landmark law. Read more

Civic Engagement

Since the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, voter engagement efforts have played a vital role in our democratic process. Project Vote brings our 20 years of field experience to help community-organizations run efficient, effective voter registration drives and Get Out the Vote programs. Read more

Bill Tracking

Project Vote's bill tracking service provides up-to-the-minute information on election legislation—good and bad—that has been proposed in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. Read more

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Recorder’s Office settlement with Project Vote could show voters who were kicked off rolls

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A settlement between the Maricopa County Recorder's Office and a national voting-rights group could shine a light on how voters are removed from voting rolls across Greater Phoenix. Read more

Maricopa County Recorder Agrees to Settlement with Voting Rights Group Over Access to Records

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Project Vote and the office of Adrian Fontes, Maricopa Co. Recorder, announced the settlement of a lawsuit over the transparency of voter registration records. Read more

Project Vote v. Reagan: Settlement Agreement with Maricopa County

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A settlement agreement between Maricopa County, Arizona and Project Vote, to ensure that election protection groups have fair and reasonable access to voter registration records as required by the NVRA. Read more

Threats and Opportunities Update

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Now that the political climate has changed and is aided by weakened voting protections, states are taking it upon themselves to investigate and pass laws that prevent voter fraud. Read more

Project Vote Testimony in Opposition to Indiana Voter Purge Bill

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Project Vote submitted testimony to the Indiana House Elections and Apportionment Committee in opposition to voter registration cancellations bill SB 442. Read more

Project Vote Testimony in Support of Illinois Preregistration Bill

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Project Vote submitted testimony to the Illinois House Elections and Campaign Finance Committee in support of preregistration bill HB 3909. Read more

Memorandum of Understanding on NVRA Compliance – Nevada DMV

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Project Vote and partners reached an understanding with Nevada officials to streamline and modernize voter registration opportunities through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Read more

Memorandum of Understanding on NVRA Compliance – Nevada Secretary of State

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Project Vote and partners reached an understanding with Nevada officials to streamline and modernize voter registration opportunities through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Read more

Voting Rights Advocates Announce Agreement with State of Nevada to Modernize Voter Registration Opportunities

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Voting rights advocates and Nevada officials announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to streamline and modernize voter registration opportunities through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Read more

Trump Administration Must Respond to Rise in Hate Crimes

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No American should be afraid for their life or the lives of their families because of their ethnicity, religion, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Read more