Voter Registration Drives

Protecting Voter Registration Drives

Since the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, voter engagement efforts have played a vital role in our democratic process. While there are other ways to reach the tens of millions of underrepresented Americans, no substitute exists for the patriotic act of canvassing our country’s neighborhoods to help community members register to vote.

Canvasser Talks to a VoterHowever, in recent years voter registration efforts have faced growing resistance and attack from partisan forces opposed to expanding the franchise. States have increasingly imposed severe restrictions on drive activities, threatening to make voter registration efforts prohibitively expensive and risky in many states.

Project Vote is dedicated to protecting this vital legacy of the Civil Rights movement, and ensuring that voter registration drives can continue to operate unimpeded by threat of persecution and unfair administrative restrictions.

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State Voter Registration Guide: Ohio

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This guide covers who is eligible to register in the state, the deadlines for submitting registrations, and the state laws governing voter registration drives. Read more

Letter to Wisconsin Senate Opposing Voter Registration Senate Bill 295

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A coalition of civil rights groups submitted a letter to state legislators, urging them to vote against a bill that offered beneficial online registration, with a catch. Read more

State Voter Registration Guide: Nevada

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This guide covers who is eligible to register in the state, the deadlines for submitting registrations, and the state laws governing voter registration drives. (Updated Jan. 2016) Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities: Spring 2015

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To date in 2015, lawmakers in 24 states have proposed at least 52 bills that threaten voting rights, while lawmakers in 36 states have proposed to improve election administration in some way... Read more

Voting Rights Proposals Could Affect 2016 Elections

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Since January, lawmakers on the state and federal levels have introduced over 180 bills that would change state and federal voting laws. Read more

Highlights of 2014

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Now that 2014 has come to a close, we’re looking back at what an eventful year it was! From our... Read more

What Kind of Year Has It Been for Election Laws?

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WASHINGTON, DC — With Americans heading to the polls in just four weeks, a new report from voting rights group... Read more

On National Voter Registration Day, a Look at How States Restrict Voter Registration

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As we celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Project Vote is pleased to release the latest policy paper in our Issues... Read more

Policy Paper: Restricting Voter Registration Drives

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In this comprehensive policy paper, Project Vote attorneys Michelle Kanter Cohen and Stephen Montellaro examine laws that restrict the important work of community-based voter registration drives. Read more

On National Voter Registration Day, a Look at How States Restrict Voter Registration

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As America celebrates National Voter Registration Day, voting rights group Project Vote has released a new report examining the restrictions many states have imposed on efforts to help eligible citizens become registered voters. Read more