Bill Tracking

Since 2007, Project Vote has provided the public with the tools to monitor the passage of voting rights laws across the country, with free access to our lists of bills and analyses.

The interactive index of bills below is curated, analyzed, and summarized by Project Vote’s election administration experts, and regularly updated for you to access at any time. You can search by state and by issue, and track bills according to whether they are—in our analysis—likely to help or hinder the ability of eligible Americans to vote.

At least 121 legislative threats to voting rights have been filed, introduced, or carried over. Twenty-nine have passed out of committee in the first house. Sixteen have passed the first house. Nine have passed the legislature. Four have been vetoed by the governor. One has been enacted.

Meanwhile, at least 320 opportunities in voting rights have been filed, introduced, or carried over. Thirty-eight passed out of committee in the first house. Nineteen have passed the first house. Four passed the legislature. Two were enacted.

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The bill tracking information on this website, including bill summaries, blog posts, and other analyses, is for general guidance only. The legislative process is by its nature fast-moving and subject to change at short notice. This webpage should not be used as a substitute for research and consultation with legal or other competent advisers. Project Vote is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.

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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

Coalition Letter in Support of New Mexico Voter Registration Deadline Bill

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A coalition of civil and voting rights groups urge a New Mexico House committee to pass voter registration bill SB 224. The bill extends the voter registration deadline to three days before the election and allows for same day registration during early voting. Read more

Voter Registration Bill Would Disenfranchise Voters Over Typos

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Project Vote is urging Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to veto a harmful voter registration bill that recently passed the legislature. Read more

Project Vote Testimony in Support of Oregon Preregistration Bill

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Project Vote submitted testimony to the Oregon Senate Rules Committee in support of preregistration bill, SB 802. Read more

Join Project Vote for Oregon Lobby Day

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On March 8, join Project Vote and other voting rights organizations to lobby Oregon lawmakers for fair and equal access to the democratic process. Read more

Georgia Senate Must Reject New “Exact Match” Bill

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Reinstating "exact match" requirements that were just the subject of a lawsuit, HB 268 is bad for Georgia voters, and would almost certainly end up the subject of further litigation. Read more

Project Vote Letter to Governor McAuliffe to Veto SB 1581

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Project Vote urged Governor McAuliffe to veto "No Match, No Vote" bill, SB 1581. Read more

House to vote on bill that groups say hurts minority voters

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A new Georgia elections bill raised the ire of voter advocacy groups, who say it could disproportionately hurt minority Georgians trying to join the state’s voter rolls. Read more