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 so-called "election integrity" group is trying to force a wrongful purge of Philadelphia voters. Read more
Project Vote and partners file to intervene in lawsuit attempting to force a reckless voter purge in Florida. Read more
Project Vote is representing the League of Women Voters of Virginia as they move to intervene in a potentially dangerous voter purge case in Alexandria, Va. Read more
Project Vote is challenging the discriminatory registration practices of the most populous county in Texas in League of United Latin... Read more
The complaint sought declaratory and injunctive relief for a purge of approximately 8,000 Kentucky voters conducted by the State Board... Read more