Voter registration is only the first step: we also have to make sure that registrants get on the rolls, and stay on the rolls.
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.
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A four-state effort to identify and remove duplicate names from state voter registration lists may run afoul of a federal voting law by illegally purging voters, advocates warned in letters to four Midwestern secretaries of state. Read more
Today, Advancement Project, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and Project Vote won a preliminary injunction that blocks a Florida state law prohibiting applicants from registering to vote if the state cannot match or otherwise validate the driver’s license or Social Security number on a registration form. Read more
District court order in Florida NAACP v. Browning Read more
District court granting of preliminary injunction Read more
This report reviews Republican voter caging operations during the last 50 years, culminating with the unprecedented number of large voter caging operations conducted across the nation in the 2004 presidential election. Read more
Today voting rights advocates filed suit in a US District Court to strike down a statewide election law that could disenfranchise tens of thousands of eligible citizens from registering and voting in the 2008 elections. Read more
In 2007, Florida law stated that a voter application would be considered invalid unless the state performed a successful database... Read more
Voter caging is a practice of sending non-forwardable direct mail to registered voters and using the returned mail to compile lists of voters, called “caging lists,” for the purpose of challenging their eligibility to vote. This map gives a 50-year history of challenges to minority voters. Read more
This document provides a template for lawmakers and other interested parties to draft bills on voter list maintenance. Read more
Commonwealth of Kentucky v State Board of Elections et. al. and Secretary of State, Trey Grayson: Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Petitioner’s Motion for Summary Judgement
Order granting in part and denying in part petitioner's motion for summary judgment Read more