List Maintenance

Voter registration is only the first step: we also have to make sure that registrants get on the rolls, and stay on the rolls.

That’s why Project Vote works to protect eligible voters from wrongful purges, voter caging, “no match, no vote” programs, and other dangerous efforts to “clean-up” the lists.

Additionally, we fight to make sure that voter registration and list maintenance policies are publicly transparent, in order to ensure that states are not using arbitrary, error-prone, or politically-motivated criteria for rejecting applicants or purging voters.

Policy Paper: Voter Registration Transparency

This policy brief addresses the importance of transparency in the voter registration and list maintenance process, discusses current law and efforts to ensure public access to voter registration information, and reviews some best practices for making information available to the public. Read more

In Florida, Bid to Cut Voter Rolls Is Set Back

Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to remove voters who are not American citizens from voter registration rolls has suffered a one-two punch in the past week. Read more

Florida Purge Program Was Illegal, Rules Federal Court

Marking a major victory for Florida voters, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled on Tuesday that Florida’s 2012 voter purge program violated federal law. Read more

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Project Vote to Michigan’s Political Parties: Losing Your Home Doesn’t Mean Losing the Right to Vote

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n response to reports Wednesday that the Michigan GOP intended to use lists of home foreclosures as the basis for a “voter caging” operation, Project Vote wrote a letter today to both major political parties explaining why challenging the eligibility of voters on the basis of their presence on a foreclosure list would violate state and federal laws and risk federal criminal penalties. Read more

Project Vote Denounces GOP Plans to Foreclose on the Voting Rights of Low-Income Michigan Residents

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The Michigan GOP has announced plans to use a list of housing foreclosures as the basis for a broad voter-caging operation, as reported yesterday by Eartha Jane Melzer in The Michigan Messenger. Read more

Foreclosures Won’t Hinder Voters: Macomb GOP chief denies plans to challenge voters in November

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One political blog accuses him of hatching "the most evil plan in modern Republican history." Other activists say he's trying to steal votes and disenfranchise African-American voters. Read more

New Directive to Increase Protection for Ohio Voters From Partisan Voter Caging

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In response to strong concerns expressed by Project Vote about the potential for partisan abuse of Ohio’s vague voter challenger laws, Ohio’s Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner took an important step to clarify the law and protect Ohio voters from partisan voter caging. Read more

Nearly 600,000 Ohio Voters May Be Disenfranchised

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Nearly 600,000 eligible Ohio voters may be dropped from the voter rolls if Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner doesn't act to protect these voters, according to findings based on publicly available information discovered by Advancement Project and Project Vote. Read more

Florida NAACP v. Browning: Order Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Renewed Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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District court order denying motion for preliminary injunction in Florida NAACP v. Browning Read more

Statement Regarding Appellate Court Ruling that Florida’s No Match

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Advancement Project, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and Project Vote are disappointed with a ruling in a Florida voting case issued yesterday from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, but made clear their determination to press forward with the lawsuit. Read more

Florida NAACP v. Browning: Appeals Court Decision

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Decision of the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Florida NAACP v. Browning Read more

Mississippi Voters Threatened by Illegal Purge, if New Bill Passes Legislature

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A new bill working its way through the Mississippi State Legislature threatens the hard-won voting rights of elderly, minority, and disabled voters throughout the state. Read more

Florida NAACP v. Browning: District Court Order on Standing

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District court order in Florida NAACP v. Browning Read more