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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A settlement agreement between Maricopa County, Arizona and Project Vote, to ensure that election protection groups have fair and reasonable access to voter registration records as required by the NVRA. Read more
Court order on plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction and defendants' motion to dismiss. Read more
Complaint filed April 27, 2016 in Project Vote v. Reagan. Read more
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Project Vote v. Long Read more
District court's decision on defendants' motion to dismiss in Project Vote v. Long Read more
Judgement in Project Vote v. Long Read more