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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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Recorder’s Office settlement with Project Vote could show voters who were kicked off rolls

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A settlement between the Maricopa County Recorder's Office and a national voting-rights group could shine a light on how voters are removed from voting rolls across Greater Phoenix. Read more

Civil Rights Groups Threaten to Sue New York Over Voting Rights Violations

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Asian-American and Latino civil rights groups are among those threatening to sue New York state over allegations that its Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) failed to send voter registration applications it received to local election boards. Read more

House to vote on bill that groups say hurts minority voters

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A new Georgia elections bill raised the ire of voter advocacy groups, who say it could disproportionately hurt minority Georgians trying to join the state’s voter rolls. Read more

Voter Fraud Experts: Trump’s “Bizarre” Claim Of Illegal Votes Could Lead To Severe Voter Restrictions

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President Donald Trump’s continued bogus claims that between three and five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election have drawn concern and criticism from voter fraud experts who say the allegation hurts the new administration’s credibility and paves the way for severe voter restrictions. Read more

The end of voter registration drives

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Elisa Wiseman, Isthmus Molly McGrath knows a way to get people excited about voting. “Let’s make registering to vote a... Read more

All This Talk of Voter Fraud? Across U.S., Officials Found Next to None

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The overwhelming consensus from election officials across the country is that there is virtually no voter fraud in America. Read more

Who benefited from same-day voter registration in Chicago?

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Same-day registration, an initiative designed to improve ballot access, caught on in white areas of Chicago more so than black and Latino communities during last spring’s primaries. Read more

It’s Never Been More Important to Protect the Right to Vote

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The Nation's Ari Berman writes on the ways voting rights groups are combatting voter suppression. Read more

Gov. Deal Asked to Ensure Voters Are Free From Intimidation at the Polls

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R. Robin McDonald writes about our letter to Gov. Deal asking him to take action to protect Georgia voters from intimidation at the polls. Read more

Groups say state highway safety agency violates voters’ rights

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Project Vote and partners put the state of Florida on notice for alleged violations of the federal "motor voter" law. Read more