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 122 legislative threats to voting rights have been filed, introduced, or carried over. Thirty-two have passed out of committee in the first house. Seventeen have passed the first house. Nine have passed the legislature. Four have been vetoed by the governor. Two have been enacted.

Meanwhile, at least 362 opportunities in voting rights have been filed, introduced, or carried over. Forty-three passed out of committee in the first house. Twenty-one have passed the first house. Three passed the legislature. Three 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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Letter to Senator Walker On Indiana Voter List Maintenance Bill SB 442

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Project Vote and Common Cause sent a letter to Indiana Senator Greg Walker on problematic list maintenance bill SB 4420. Read more

Bill Alert: Voting Bills To Be Heard in Va. Legislature

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Several bills that would affect the right to vote were considered in Virginia's legislature, including two that Project Vote opposes. Read more

Project Vote Testimony on Virginia Voter Registration Bill SB 871

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Project Vote submitted testimony opposing voter registration drive bill SB 871 to the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee on January 23, 2017. Read more

Project Vote Testimony on Virginia Proof of Citizenship Bill HB 1598

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Project Vote submitted testimony in opposition of proof of citizenship bill HB 1598 to the House Privileges and Elections Committee, Elections Subcommittee on January 24, 2017. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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With this new wave of hostility toward the democratic process, we can expect to see fewer viable legislative efforts to modernize election administration, and more egregious efforts to block the vote. Read more

The end of voter registration drives

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Elisa Wiseman, Isthmus Molly McGrath knows a way to get people excited about voting. “Let’s make registering to vote a... Read more

How Voter Fraud Claims Justify Voter Suppression After the Election

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Instead of building safeguards and protecting eligible Americans’ right to vote, these lawmakers and partisans are using the last weeks of 2016 to willfully try to weaken our democracy. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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While advocates and lawmakers have slowly worked over the last 50-plus years to make the democratic process more inclusive, efficient, and modern, the future of voting rights remains uncertain under Trump. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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While legislative activity has slowed over the summer, the legal battles over election laws are heating up. Project Vote Legislative Director Marissa Liebling discusses the current landscape. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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In 2016, the trend in voting bills has been towards modernizing the voter registration process to make voting more accessible. But the threat from lawmakers to pass laws that make it harder for citizens to vote remains, and this will be the first election cycle in fifty years without the protections of the Voting Rights Act. Read more