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.
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Voter registration is the first step to participating in democracy. In 2016, many states proposed new laws that, if passed, would affect a citizen’s access to voter registration and ultimately, the ballot box in November. Read more
After a year of stalling, the Ohio House committee finally voted to move an online voter registration bill forward, but there's one catch: the bill won't go in effect before the 2016 elections. Read more
Automatic registration is a promising reform and Vermont is a great example of how to do it right. Read more
As access to the ballot becomes increasingly difficult, more states are trying to find ways to improve the administration of elections. Read more
Although legislation is introduced every year, the fight to restore voting rights to citizens with a history of felony convictions is an uphill battle. Read more
The excitement around competitive races in 2016 has brought voters out during primary election season. But in Illinois, another factor plays a role in boosting turnout: same day registration. Read more
The consequences of such a bill would have been very real for Virginians. Read more
Wisconsin passed an election law that comes at a high cost to would-be voters. Read more
The drumbeat for making voting more accessible continues as we head into what looks to be an extraordinary election in November. Read more
Just this past week, I had the opportunity to watch as members of the Maryland State Senate Education, Health, and... Read more