Protecting the Voter Rolls
It’s one thing to get citizens onto the voter rolls. But it’s equally important that we make sure eligible voters stay on the rolls.
Under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), states are tasked with maintaining current and accurate voter registration databases. However, the lack of clear and uniform standards for list maintenance has resulted in inconsistent standards from state to state, and poorly developed “voter purge” programs have often led to the mass disenfranchisement of eligible voters. Frequently, such ill-conceived purge programs have had a disproportionate impact on minority populations.
The removal of voters from the rolls needs to be undertaken with the greatest of care, and in complete compliance with the standards established by federal law, including the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which contains a number of procedural protections to protect eligible voters from wrongful removals.
Project Vote closely monitors, investigates, and where necessary brings suits against illegal and discriminatory voter purge activity.
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A panel of Third Circuit Court of Appeals judges heard oral arguments on a Philadelphia voter purge case. Read more
Montgomery County elections officials said they will review registration procedures in response to allegations from a conservative watchdog group that the county’s rolls are packed with ineligible voters — even as advocates and county Elections Board staff raised questions about the group’s claims. Read more
A “conservative legal watchdog group” has targeted Maryland’s largest county in its latest effort to force election officials to purge... Read more
Project Vote and Demos respond to Judicial Watch’s threat to sue the state of Maryland for purported violations of the National Voter Registration Act regarding voter list maintenance. Read more
Appellant's reply brief in ACRU v. Philadelphia City Commissioners Read more
Fact sheet and talking points on the problem with database matching programs. Read more
Project Vote testifies in opposition to Virginia’s "No Match, No Vote" bill, SB 1581. Read more
Project Vote and Demos filed and amicus brief to stop an unlawful voter purge in Philadelphia. Read more
Project Vote and partners filed an amicus brief, to help stop an illegal purge of Philadelphia voters with past felony convictions. Read more
Amicus brief filed by Project Vote and Demos urged a federal appeals court to uphold a decision dismissing an attempt by ACRU to force an illegal voter purge. Read more