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 Testimony on Virginia “No Match, No Vote” Bill SB 1581

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Project Vote submitted testimony in opposition to voter registration matching prerequisite bill SB 1581 to the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee on January 31, 2017. Read more

Letter to Senator Walker On Indiana Voter List Maintenance Bill SB 442

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Project Vote and Common Cause sent a letter to Indiana Senator Greg Walker on problematic list maintenance bill SB 4420. Read more

Letter to U.S. Senate on Jefferson Sessions

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In an open letter to the United States Senate, Project Vote joins the Leadership Conference and 143 other civil rights organizations in opposing the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Read more

Infographic: State Partisan Control: 2016

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An infographic showing the partisan affiliation of officials who control election laws in each state, including governor's offices, legislatures, and secretary of state offices in 2016. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities: Fall 2015

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In latest edition of our Threats and Opportunities series, Erin Ferns Lee examines the status of important election bills—harmful and helpful—that were introduced in 2015. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities: Spring 2015

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To date in 2015, lawmakers in 24 states have proposed at least 52 bills that threaten voting rights, while lawmakers in 36 states have proposed to improve election administration in some way... Read more

Letter to the North Carolina State Board of Elections on List Maintenance and Alleged Non-citizens

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On October 24, 2014, a coalition of voting rights groups wrote to North Carolina State Board of Elections members regarding list maintenance and alleged non-citizens. Read more

Policy Paper: Voter Registration Transparency

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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

Policy Brief: Voter Registration Modernization and the NVRA

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This policy brief documents various problems with voter registration and outlines pragmatic solutions states can adopt to make registering to vote simple, efficient and transparent. Read more

Legislative Brief: Maintaining Current and Accurate Voter Lists

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Every state is tasked with the duty to maintain current and accurate computerized statewide voter registration rolls, while at the same time ensuring that no eligible voters are wrongfully removed from the rolls. This report discusses some of the challenges inherent in balancing these two goals, and offers recommendations for implementing best practices. Read more