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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The Dangers of Making Assumptions About Voter Rolls

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Last November, 7,500 reinstated Ohio voters who had been wrongfully purged from voter rolls between 2011 and 2014, reportedly turned out to vote. This is a big deal. Read more

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

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

Debunking Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies is Not Enough; We Must Also Prepare for What Comes Next

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The Trump administration's lies about illegal voting signal a massive attack on voting rights. 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’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

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Debunking Ohio’s Rationalization for Discriminating Against Voters Who Miss an Election

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Just because someone hasn't voted recently, that doesn't mean they moved, and it certainly doesn't mean they should be removed from the rolls. Read more

We’re Suing for Transparency in Arizona Elections

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Call us crazy, but—given all the problems people have had voting in Arizona—we think voter list maintenance should be done in the light of day. Read more

The Good News, and Bad News, About Voting Rights in America

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This post was originally published at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s blog, ACS Blog. The year before... Read more

New Project Vote Report Examines Voting Rights Proposals

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Since January, Project Vote has closely monitored 315 bills that could affect the way people vote in 2016 and beyond.... Read more