Who Watches the Watchmen? We do.
The history of election administration in the U.S. is plagued with erroneous, partisan, and illegal practices that have denied the right to vote to American citizens. Valid voter registration applications have been wrongfully denied. Thousands of eligible voters have been mistakenly—or deliberately—removed from the rolls. Phony claims of voter registration fraud have been used to attack, persecute, and restrict voter registration efforts.
Fair access to records is vital for ensuring that states are not using arbitrary or politically-motivated criteria for rejecting applicants or purging voters in secret. This is why the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requires public disclosure of voter registration activities: to encourage accountability, to help identify and stop inaccurate voter list maintenance programs, and to educate voters on how to complete applications and remain on the rolls.
And that’s why Project Vote is leading efforts to make sure states are complying with their transparency obligations under the NVRA, guaranteeing that voter registration records and list maintenance procedures are clear, in compliance with law, and available for inspection.
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In a Victory for Voters, Court Orders Georgia’s Secretary of State to Release Voter Registration Records
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that a federal lawsuit to ensure the transparency of Georgia's voter registration records will proceed, and that the state must release certain records under the NVRA. Read more
Court order on plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction and defendants' motion to dismiss. Read more
Defendant Kemp’s reply brief in support of motion to dismiss. Read more
Kristina Torres discusses Project Vote's lawsuit over the transparency of Georgia's voter registration records. Read more
Plaintiff’s supplemental reply in support of its motion for preliminary injunction. Read more
Plaintiff’s reply to defendant’s motion to dismiss. Read more
Court order of deposition in Project Vote v. Kemp. Read more
Defendant Brian Kemp’s motion to dismiss. Read more
Defendant’s reply to plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction. Read more