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

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

In a Victory for Voters, Court Orders Georgia’s Secretary of State to Release Voter Registration Records

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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that a federal lawsuit to ensure the transparency of Georgia's voter registration records will proceed, and that the state must release certain records under the NVRA. Read more

Voting Rights Advocates File New Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit to Protect Voters of Color in the State of Georgia

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Project Vote and partners filed a federal lawsuit today to protect voters of color in Georgia from discriminatory registration verification process. Read more

Voting Rights Group Sues Ga. Sec. of State Brian Kemp for Voter Registration Records

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Project Vote filed a lawsuit today against Georgia's Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, over his refusal to release public records relating to rejected voter registration applications. Read more

Victory in Va. as Federal Judge Dismisses Voter Purge Case

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A federal judge dismissed an effort by a so-called "voter integrity" group to force an unnecessary and dangerous voter purge. Read more

Voting Rights Groups Move to Intervene in Virginia Voter Purge Case

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Project Vote and partners are representing the League of Women Voters to prevent a dangerous voter purge ahead of the 2016 election. Read more

Both Lawmakers and Citizens Push for Voting Reforms Before 2016 Election

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In 2015, nonpartisan voting rights group Project Vote monitored 315 bills, introduced by state and federal lawmakers, that could change the way people vote in 2016 and beyond. Read more

Project Vote to Join Hundreds of Americans in Roanoke Voting Rights Rally on Shelby Anniversary

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“The protections of the Voting Rights Act are every bit as vital now as they were 50 years ago," said Project Vote president Michael Slater. Read more

Voting Rights Proposals Could Affect 2016 Elections

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Since January, lawmakers on the state and federal levels have introduced over 180 bills that would change state and federal voting laws. Read more