Because the American Electorate Should Represent the American People
Low-income and minority citizens—both significant portions of the American population—are historically alienated from the electoral process. As a result, the proportion of the U.S. population that registers to vote and that does vote is highly skewed towards Whites, the educated and the wealthy.
These disparities in the electorate weaken our democracy and skew the national agenda by excluding from major public policy decisions the voices of the least powerful and most vulnerable citizens.
Project Vote research documents these disparities, and works to close the gaps by encouraging voter participation among underrepresented populations, and eliminate unfair barriers to voter registration and participation.
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During the past few presidential elections, national media began to speculate on the effect of the Latino electorate and even gave it the moniker “the sleeping giant.” But every year, despite increased potential, it seemed that giant hadn’t yet awakened. Indicators suggest this could be the year... Read more
In a series of rulings over the last two weeks, appellate courts across the country have been filling in the hole blown out of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 three years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court... Read more
The best news for Democrats...wasn’t in the Q-Poll match-up with Kasich today, it was found in the release by Project Vote of an analysis of the 2012 presidential vote. Read more
Much can be gleaned from a report recently released by the nonprofit Project Vote on enfranchising America’s youth. Read more
Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Read more
Project Vote's Viviana Hurtado joins Michel Martin for a post-election roundtable Read more
More than 12 million Latinos are expected to vote in this election, which is a record. Read more
Officials aligned with Project Vote, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focusing on minority voters, told reporters during a conference call today that they expected the number of Hispanics who will vote this year to increase 21 percent from 2008. Read more
Arizona also showed one of the highest increases in voter registration in the nation at 66 percent in 2012. Read more