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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Maryland Considers Voting Bill That Can Improve Voter Turnout

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Maryland's same-day registration bill, HB 345 would "help ensure that all eligible Marylanders can make their voices heard in the political process." Read more

Project Vote Testimony on Virginia’s Proof of Citizenship Bill SB 1598

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Project Vote testifies in opposition to Virginia’s proof of citizenship bill, SB 1598. Read more

Debunking Voter Fraud–An Interview with Michael Slater

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Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog interviews Project Vote president Michael Slater about Trump's voter fraud allegations, and how they signal a massive attack on voting rights. Read more

Project Vote Testimony in Support of Maryland Same Day Registration Bill SB 423

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Project Vote testifies in support of Maryland’s same day registration bill, SB 423. Read more

Project Vote Testimony on Maryland’s Same Day Registration Bill SB 423

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Project Vote testifies in support of Maryland’s same day registration bill, SB 423. Read more

Project Vote Testimony on Virginia Proof of Citizenship Bill HB 1598

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Project Vote submitted testimony in opposition of proof of citizenship bill HB 1598 to the House Privileges and Elections Committee on January 27, 2017. 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

Debunking Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies is Not Enough; We Must Also Prepare for What Comes Next

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The Trump administration's lies about illegal voting signal a massive attack on voting rights. Read more

Bill Alert: Voting Bills To Be Heard in Va. Legislature

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Several bills that would affect the right to vote were considered in Virginia's legislature, including two that Project Vote opposes. Read more

Project Vote Condemns Trump’s Dangerous Lies about “Illegal Voting”

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Donald Trump used his first official meeting with congressional leaders to falsely claim illegal voters cost him the popular vote. Project Vote’s president, Michael Slater, responds. Read more