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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Legislative Review on Texas Proof-of-Citizenship Bill

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Project Vote submitted a legislative review with the League of Women Voters of Texas on proof-of-citizenship bill HB 3474. Read more

Matt Masterson is 50 Percent Correct

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The EAC chair is right: There is very little voter fraud in America, but he’s far off base in claiming that evidence of voter suppression is “virtually non-existent.” Read more

The Responsible Way to Increase Voter Access: Same Day Registration

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Same day registration is known to boost voter turnout and keep voter rolls clean. Why aren't more states passing and implementing SDR laws? Read more

Gov. McAuliffe Vetoes Harmful Voter Registration Bill

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A Virginia voter registration bill that threatened eligible citizens is no longer a threat. Read more

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