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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Voting for America v. Steen (Texas)

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The lawsuit (formerly Voting for America v. Andrade) challenges the Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrar statute that creates several onerous restrictions... Read more

ACORN v. Corbett (Pennsylvania)

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ACORN filed suit in the U.S. District Court Western Division of Pennsylvania, against Allegheny County district attorney, Stephen Zappala and... Read more

ACORN v. Maryland Transit Authority (Maryland)

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ACORN and Project Vote filed suit against the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), challenging the restrictions on ACORN’s right to register... Read more

Project Vote v. Rokita (Indiana)

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The day before the 2008 general election Project Vote filed an emergency lawsuit against Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita... 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