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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The Cost of a GOP Myth

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Harold Meyerson at The Washington Post writes about the GOP Attorneygate Scandal and the myth of voter fraud. Read more

The Politics of Voter Fraud

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In this comprehensive report, Lorraine C. Minnite separates the politics of voter fraud from legitimate administrative concerns about the integrity of the electoral process. Read more

New Report Examines “The Politics of Voter Fraud”

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Widespread “voter fraud” is a myth promulgated to suppress voter participation, according to a new Project Vote report released this week. Read more

Free Speech Blocked at Bus Stops: ACLU Challenges MTA Ban Against ACORN

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Calling a Maryland Transit Administration regulation an unconstitutional restriction on First Amendment freedoms, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland today took the MTA to court to get the rule stricken. Read more

ACORN v. Cox (Georgia)

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The lawsuit challenges a Georgia State Board of Election rule that states: No person may accept a completed registration application... Read more

Project Vote v. Blackwell (Ohio)

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This lawsuit challenges an Ohio law requiring that compensated voter registration workers register with the state after completing an on-line... Read more

Legislative Summary: The National Voter Registration Act

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The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 dramatically increased the opportunities for eligible Americans to become registered to vote in Federal elections. This document is a short summary of relevant sections, followed by a closer examination of some of the Act’s requirements. Read more