No Match, No Vote

The Dangers of Playing with Matches

Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002 to impose fair and more uniform standards for state election administration, including provisions to establish and maintain statewide voter registration databases.

nomatchnovoteHowever, some states have misinterpreted the intent of  database maintenance prodcedures outlined in HAVA and passed onerous “No Match, No Vote” laws. Under such statutes, if a state is unable to match the information on a voter’s registration application with information in an existing government database, the application is denied outright.

Research shows that matching voter data with other government databases is an unreliable, error-laden process, and that conditioning the right to vote on such a flawed system will inevitably disenfranchise eligible citizens.

Blog Post: Citizens Wrongfully Targeted in FL Purge Effort

By Erin Ferns Lee May 29, 2012

Florida continues with their voter purging plan, despite our warning that eligible citizens could be wrongfully removed from the voter rolls... Read more

Litigation: Florida NAACP v. Browning

In 2007, Florida law stated that a voter application would be considered invalid unless the state performed a successful database... Read more

Policy Paper: No Match, No Vote

Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002, including provisions to streamline and modernize voter registration databases and establish identification requirements. However, some states have misinterpreted the law and passed onerous “No Match, No Vote” laws. Read more

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Election Bill Could Stop Thousands of Eligible People From Voting

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Project Vote submitted testimony in opposition to Virginia’s "no match, no vote" bill, SB 1581. Read more

Project Vote Testimony on Virginia “No Match, No Vote” Bill SB 1581

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Project Vote submitted testimony in opposition to voter registration matching prerequisite bill SB 1581 to the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee on January 31, 2017. Read more

Indiana Bill Could Erroneously Purge Legitimate Voters

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Project Vote is urging an Indiana Senator Greg Walker to reconsider legislation that puts registered voters at risk. Read more

Georgia Says It Will Allow Tens of Thousands of Previously-Rejected Voters to Cast Ballots This November

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Tens of thousands of eligible Georgia voters whose voter registrations had been canceled or were at risk of being canceled will be able to cast a ballot this November, according to a letter filed with a federal court. Read more

Georgia NAACP v. Kemp (2016): Order Granting Motion to Withdraw PI

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Court order granting plaintiff's motion to withdraw motion for a preliminary injunction, in light of defendant's good faith concessions. Read more

Georgia agrees to add thousands to voter rolls ahead of Nov. election

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by Kristina Torres, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Gainesville — Georgia has agreed to temporarily suspend a requirement that has prevented tens... Read more

Georgia NAACP v. Kemp (2016): Defendant’s Letter in Response to Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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Sec. of State Brian Kemp's response to plaintiff's response for a preliminary injunction. Read more

Lawsuit: ‘Exact Match’ System Negatively Impacts Georgia’s Minority Voters

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Georgia's strict system for adding new voters to the rolls risks disenfranchising tens of thousands of minorities in the battleground state this fall, according to a new lawsuit by several voting rights groups. Read more

Georgia is using an error-riddled database to reject thousands of voter registrations

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Kira Lerner discusses our lawsuit over Georgia's flawed and discriminatory voter verification process. Read more

Georgia’s Discriminatory Voter Verification Process

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Project Vote President Michael Slater discusses our new lawsuit to protect voters of color in the state of Georgia. Read more