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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Appellant's reply brief in ACRU v. Philadelphia City Commissioners 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
Appellee's brief in ACRU v. Philadelphia City Commissioners Read more
Appellants opening brief in ACRU v. Philadelphia City Commissioners Read more
U.S. Department of Justice submitted this statement of interest in NC NAACP v. NC SBOE, a case concerning wrongful purging of the voter rolls in North Carolina in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. Read more
Court order granting 1199SEIU's motion to intervene in Bellitto v. Snipes. Read more
Motion for 1199SEIU to intervene in Bellitto v. Snipes Read more
Court order in American Civil Rights Union v. Philadelphia City Commissioners Read more
U.S. District Court opinion in ACRU v. Philadelphia City Commissioners Read more
Plaintiff's Response to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss in Bellitto v. Snipes Read more