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 120 legislative threats to voting rights have been filed, introduced, or carried over. Thirty-four have passed out of committee in the first house. Eighteen have passed the first house. Twelve have passed the legislature. Five have been vetoed by the governor. Two have been enacted.
Meanwhile, at least 417 opportunities in voting rights have been filed, introduced, or carried over. Sixty-two passed out of committee in the first house. Twenty-eight passed the first house. Seven passed the legislature. Five 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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Same day registration is known to boost voter turnout and keep voter rolls clean. Why aren't more states passing and implementing SDR laws? Read more
A Virginia voter registration bill that threatened eligible citizens is no longer a threat. Read more
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 is urging Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to veto a harmful voter registration bill that recently passed the legislature. Read more
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
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
Maryland's same-day registration bill, HB 345 would "help ensure that all eligible Marylanders can make their voices heard in the political process." Read more
A new Georgia bill would codify a harmful voter registration practice that is already known to erroneously reject thousands of eligible voter applicants. Read more
Project Vote submitted testimony in opposition to Virginia’s "no match, no vote" bill, SB 1581. Read more
Project Vote is urging an Indiana Senator Greg Walker to reconsider legislation that puts registered voters at risk. Read more