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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Election Legislation: Legislative Threats and Opportunities, October 2014.

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in the state legislatures and Congress in fall 2014, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more

Election Legislation 2014: Threats and Opportunities, May 2014

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in the state legislatures and Congress in spring 2014, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more

Election Legislation 2013: Legislative Threats and Opportunities, September 2013

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in U.S. Congress and the states in fall 2013, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more

Election Legislation Threats and Opportunities Memo, March 2013

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in U.S. Congress and the states in spring 2013, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more

Election Legislation Threats and Opportunities Memo, October 2012

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in U.S. Congress and the states in fall 2012, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more

Election Legislation Threats and Opportunities Memo, February 2012

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in U.S. Congress and the states in spring 2012, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more

Election Legislation Threats and Opportunities Memo, August 2011

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in U.S. Congress and the states in summer 2011, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more

Election Legislation Threats and Opportunities Memo, March 2011

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in U.S. Congress and the states in early 2011, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more

Election Legislation Threats and Opportunities Memo, December 2010

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in U.S. Congress and the states in late fall 2010, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more

Election Legislation Threats and Opportunities Memo, June 2010

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In this report, Erin Ferns Lee reviews both the threats and opportunities represented by election bills that have been introduced in U.S. Congress and the states in summer 2010, based on Project Vote’s bill monitoring project, discussions with state-based advocates, recent media coverage, and the partisan makeup of the legislatures and state election directors. Read more