Youth Voting

The Future of American Democracy

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Despite significant gains in voter turnout over the last decade, young people still lag behind in terms of representation within the American electorate, and are among the populations most vulnerable to voting rights rollbacks.

The fundamental fact of our electoral process is that one cannot vote if one is not registered. The first step in ensuring that young people cease to be underrepresented in the electorate is to institutionalize access to voter registration.

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Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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The drumbeat for making voting more accessible continues as we head into what looks to be an extraordinary election in November. Read more

Project Vote Testimony on Washington Preregistration Bill HB 1294

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Project Vote presented testimony in support of youth voter registration bill, HB 1294 to the Senate Government Operations and Security Committee on February 25, 2016. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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Last week, in his final State of the Union Address, President Obama indicated his interest in modernizing our election system... Read more

Opinion: Reforming election process can improve voter turnout

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Project Vote and partners illustrate why Pennsylvania, where fewer than a quarter of registered voters turned out to vote in November, needs to update its voting system. Read more

Both Lawmakers and Citizens Push for Voting Reforms Before 2016 Election

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In 2015, nonpartisan voting rights group Project Vote monitored 315 bills, introduced by state and federal lawmakers, that could change the way people vote in 2016 and beyond. Read more

New Project Vote Report Examines Voting Rights Proposals

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Since January, Project Vote has closely monitored 315 bills that could affect the way people vote in 2016 and beyond.... Read more

Project Vote’s Comments on Ohio’s Proposed Directive on 17-Year-Old Primary Voting

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Project Vote and the Fair Elections Legal Network submitted comments on Ohio Sec. of State Husted's proposed directive barring 17-year-old preregistered voters from casting ballots in Ohio's primary election. Read more

Beyer, Ellison Celebrate National Voter Registration Month with New Bill

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), celebrated National Voter Registration Month today by introducing the Pre-Registration of Voters Everywhere (PROVE) Act. Read more

New Jersey is Getting Serious About Voting Reform

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The New Jersey state legislature introduces “The Democracy Act.” 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