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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Today, Project Vote is pleased to release Representational Bias in the 2012 Electorate, a major new report that presents a... Read more
Another election year is upon us, and we are in the throes of finding the funds we need to get... Read more
Project Vote’s mission has always been to increase voter participation among underrepresented groups, and ensure that the American electorate truly... Read more
A new report by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement examines challenges to youth voter... Read more
A new report today from the Associated Press shows that the 2012 national election was historic due to changes in... Read more
More than two million voting eligible Californians between the ages of 18 to 24 failed to vote in the 2012... Read more
Recent U.S. census data, culled from a survey of 50,000 households, underscores a lot of the patterns that election-watchers have... Read more
The House of Representatives voted 232-190 to defund the American Community Survey this month, supposedly on the grounds of budgetary... Read more
On Friday, in an editorial on FoxNews.com, Democratic pollster and strategist Douglas E. Schoen discussed the decisive role voters over... Read more
Arianna Huffington Cites Project Vote Research on the Dangers of Alienating First-Time Voters from 2008
Today on The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington cites Project Vote’s recent research memo, First-Time Voters in the 2008 Election, to... Read more