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Our Mission

Our goal is simple: to build an electorate that accurately represents the diversity of America’s citizenry. Through advocacy, litigation, and technical assistance, Project Vote is fighting to make sure that every eligible citizen is able to register, vote, and cast a ballot that counts.

Voter Registration Policy

We know that most Americans will vote, once they get registered. That’s why Project Vote’s work is focused on promoting sensible laws, rules, and procedures that make it easier, not harder, for eligible citizens to become registered voters. Read more

Voting Policy

The way Americans vote is changing, and Project Vote works to make sure we're making the polls more, not less, accessible. Read more

List Maintenance

Voter registration is only the first step: we also have to make sure that registrants get on the rolls, and stay on the rolls. That’s why Project Vote works to protect eligible voters from wrongful purges, voter caging, and other dangerous efforts to “clean-up” the lists. Read more

Government Agency Registration

Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) to ensure that state governments played a leading role in providing our most vulnerable citizens a chance to participate in American democracy. Project Vote and our partners are working to make sure they do, and to realize the full potential of this landmark law. Read more

Civic Engagement

Since the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, voter engagement efforts have played a vital role in our democratic process. Project Vote brings our 20 years of field experience to help community-organizations run efficient, effective voter registration drives and Get Out the Vote programs. Read more

Bill Tracking

Project Vote's bill tracking service provides up-to-the-minute information on election legislation—good and bad—that has been proposed in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. Read more

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Low-Income Americans Denied Voter Registration Opportunities, New Report Shows

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As the nation prepares for the 2008 election, a new study reveals that many states are routinely failing to offer low-income Americans an opportunity to register to vote as required by the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Read more

Super Voter Turnout on Super Tuesday

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On Tuesday, February 5, record numbers of Americans participated in primaries and caucuses in 24 states. A significant number of these voters were young voters or voters of color, two groups that have had historically low voting rates. Read more

Unequal Access: Neglecting the National Voter Registration Act, 1995-2007

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This 2008 report—co-authored by Demos and Project Vote as part of their joint effort to improve National Voter Registration Act implementation nationwide—examines in details the national decline in voter registration at public assistance agencies, and details the potential of the NVRA to increase registration among low-income citizens. Read more

Notice Letter to Arizona on NVRA Violations

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Pre-litigation notice Letter to the Arizona Secretary of State concerning compliance with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Read more

Sign-up of voters lacking, group says: Federal law requires aid agencies to help their clients register

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Colorado human service agencies have been violating federal law because they are failing to help register people to vote, according to a national report released Monday Read more

New Report Examines Colorado’s Compliance with Federal Voting Law

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A new report by the voting rights organization Project Vote finds that Colorado has been failing to meet the requirement of a federal voting law—the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)—that requires state agencies to offer voter registration services to citizens when they apply for public assistance. Read more

Project Vote Statement on Supreme Court Hearing of Crawford v. Marion County Elections Board

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On Wednesday, January 9, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Crawford v. Marion County Elections Board, about the constitutionality of Indiana’s voter ID law. Donna Massey, Project Vote Board Member and supporter of voting rights, issued this statement: Read more

Florida NAACP v. Browning: District Court Order on Standing

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District court order in Florida NAACP v. Browning Read more

Florida NAACP v. Browning: District Court Preliminary Injunction

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District court granting of preliminary injunction Read more

Voting Rights Groups Caution Four Midwestern States Over Program to Cancel Duplicate Registrations

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A four-state effort to identify and remove duplicate names from state voter registration lists may run afoul of a federal voting law by illegally purging voters, advocates warned in letters to four Midwestern secretaries of state. Read more