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 119 legislative threats to voting rights have been filed, introduced, or carried over. Thirty-one have passed out of committee in the first house. Seventeen have passed the first house. Twelve have passed the legislature. Five have been vetoed by the governor.  Two have been enacted.

Meanwhile, at least 411 opportunities in voting rights have been filed, introduced, or carried over. Fifty-four passed out of committee in the first house. Twenty-six passed the first house. Five passed the legislature. Four 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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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

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

Wisconsin throws up major voter registration hurdle

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law that could make it much harder for the poor and minorities to register to vote in the pivotal swing state just as the 2016 election approaches. Read more

Wisconsin Republicans’ Latest Policy Initiative: Making It Harder for Poor People to Vote

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"Wisconsin will soon have a fully modernized voter registration system...Perhaps not accidentally, the bill will also make it more difficult for poor people to register." Read more