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.
However, 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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Elisa Wiseman, Isthmus Molly McGrath knows a way to get people excited about voting. “Let’s make registering to vote a... Read more
Ari Berman discusses how "Texas treats voter registration like a criminal offense and makes it as difficult as possible to do." Read more
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law that could make it much harder for the poor and minorities to register to vote in the pivotal swing state just as the 2016 election approaches. Read more
"Wisconsin will soon have a fully modernized voter registration system...Perhaps not accidentally, the bill will also make it more difficult for poor people to register." Read more
Project Vote has released a new national report that examines the restrictions imposed by many states — including Florida — on efforts to help eligible citizens become registered voters. Read more
The massive growth of Texas’s Hispanic population is set to fundamentally reshape the state’s politics in the coming decades… Read more
It was a banner year for voter suppression in Texas. Read more
Much progress has been made as we mark the 20th anniversary of the NVRA, but there’s still a long way to go. Read more
A March 27 report by Project Vote found that last year more photo ID laws, voter purges and voter registration restrictions were either introduced or passed in state legislatures across the country than ever before. Read more
It is, as Project Vote's Erin Ferns Lee put it, "an onslaught." Read more