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 Trump Administration: Leave the NVRA Alone

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The Trump administration is already planning to go after the NVRA. Project Vote has been defending this essential federal law for more than a decade, and we're not about to stop now. Read more

NC NAACP v. NC SBOE: U.S. Statement of Interest

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U.S. Department of Justice submitted this statement of interest in NC NAACP v. NC SBOE, a case concerning wrongful purging of the voter rolls in North Carolina in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. Read more

Voting Rights Fight in Georgia Grows More Intense

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The fight for voting rights in Georgia isn’t new; we have been working there for years. 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

Judge orders release of Georgia’s rejected voter records

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"We are pleased that the court has recognized the merits of this case, and has ordered the prompt release of records," said Michelle Kanter Cohen, election counsel for Project Vote. "Decisions about who is and is not able to register to vote must be made in the open for our democracy to be fair and accessible." Read more

Judge Orders Ga. Secretary of State to Release Rejected Voter Records

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James Cobb, an attorney at Atlanta's Caplan Cobb who is co-counsel on the case, called Duffey's order "an important acknowledgment of the right of groups like Project Vote—and of all of Georgia's citizens—to monitor the state's voter-registration practices." Read more

Judge orders Georgia to release database records on voter registration

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A federal judge has ordered Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to release more detailed public records about why the state decides to reject applicants trying to register to vote... Read more