Voter Registration Policy

IMG_0588aIn 49 out of 50 states, participating in the American democratic process requires an important first step: registering to vote.

Throughout American history, however, voter registration has frequently been used as a bureaucratic hurdle placed between eligible Americans and the ballot box.

That’s why Project Vote works across the country to ensure simple, fair, equitable voter registration policies that make it easier, not harder, for eligible citizens to register to vote.

From fighting laws that place unfair restrictions on community-based voter registration drives, to advocating for innovations like Automatic Voter Registration, Online Registration, Same-Day Registration, and Permanent-Portable Registration, Project Vote wants to make sure that every eligible American can register to vote.

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Threats and Opportunities Update

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Now that the political climate has changed and is aided by weakened voting protections, states are taking it upon themselves to investigate and pass laws that prevent voter fraud. Read more

Project Vote Testimony in Opposition to Indiana Voter Purge Bill

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Project Vote submitted testimony to the Indiana House Elections and Apportionment Committee in opposition to voter registration cancellations bill SB 442. Read more

Project Vote Testimony in Support of Illinois Preregistration Bill

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Project Vote submitted testimony to the Illinois House Elections and Campaign Finance Committee in support of preregistration bill HB 3909. Read more

Coalition Letter in Support of New Mexico Voter Registration Deadline Bill

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A coalition of civil and voting rights groups urge a New Mexico House committee to pass voter registration bill SB 224. The bill extends the voter registration deadline to three days before the election and allows for same day registration during early voting. Read more

Voter Registration Bill Would Disenfranchise Voters Over Typos

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Project Vote is urging Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to veto a harmful voter registration bill that recently passed the legislature. Read more

Project Vote Testimony in Support of Oregon Preregistration Bill

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Project Vote submitted testimony to the Oregon Senate Rules Committee in support of preregistration bill, SB 802. Read more

Join Project Vote for Oregon Lobby Day

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On March 8, join Project Vote and other voting rights organizations to lobby Oregon lawmakers for fair and equal access to the democratic process. Read more

Georgia Senate Must Reject New “Exact Match” Bill

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Reinstating "exact match" requirements that were just the subject of a lawsuit, HB 268 is bad for Georgia voters, and would almost certainly end up the subject of further litigation. Read more

A Closer Look at Husted’s Allegations of Non-Citizen Voting

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Project Vote's president, Michael Slater, explains why we have to take the Ohio Secretary of State's allegations with a giant grain of salt. Read more

Voter Fraud: The Research and Findings

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Countless studies and investigations have debunked the myth of widespread "voter fraud." Here, Project Vote's Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries reviews the findings and paints a comprehensive picture of a virtually non-existent problem. Read more