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.
However, 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.
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Settlement agreement in GA NAACP v. Kemp (2016)
Court order granting plaintiff's motion to withdraw motion for a preliminary injunction, in light of defendant's good faith concessions.
Sec. of State Brian Kemp's response to plaintiff's response for a preliminary injunction.
Memo in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Georgia NAACP v. Kemp
Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Georgia NAACP v. Kemp
Exhibit 4 in Georgia NAACP v. Kemp: Garcia-Castillo Notification Letter
Exhibit 3 in Georgia NAACP v. Kemp: SSA 2009 IG Report
Exhibit 2 in Georgia NAACP v. Kemp: DDS and SSA Notification Letters
Exhibit 1 in Georgia NAACP v. Kemp: Administrative Submission of HAVA Verification Process under Section 5
Complaint filed September 14, 2016 in Georgia NAACP v. Kemp.