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
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 filed and amicus brief to stop an unlawful voter purge in Philadelphia. Read more
Last November, 7,500 reinstated Ohio voters who had been wrongfully purged from voter rolls between 2011 and 2014, reportedly turned out to vote. This is a big deal. Read more
Project Vote is urging an Indiana Senator Greg Walker to reconsider legislation that puts registered voters at risk. Read more
The Numbers Don’t Lie: Debunking Ohio’s Rationalization for Discriminating Against Voters Who Miss an Election
Just because someone hasn't voted recently, that doesn't mean they moved, and it certainly doesn't mean they should be removed from the rolls. Read more
Since January, Project Vote has closely monitored 315 bills that could affect the way people vote in 2016 and beyond.... Read more
Now that 2014 has come to a close, we’re looking back at what an eventful year it was! From our... Read more
WASHINGTON, DC — With Americans heading to the polls in just four weeks, a new report from voting rights group... Read more