Youth Voting

The Future of American Democracy

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Credit Malate269 / Wikimedia Commons

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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Threats and Opportunities Update

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Now that the political climate has changed and is aided by weakened voting protections, states are taking it upon themselves to investigate and pass laws that prevent voter fraud. Read more

Join Project Vote for Oregon Lobby Day

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On March 8, join Project Vote and other voting rights organizations to lobby Oregon lawmakers for fair and equal access to the democratic process. Read more

How Voter Fraud Claims Justify Voter Suppression After the Election

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Instead of building safeguards and protecting eligible Americans’ right to vote, these lawmakers and partisans are using the last weeks of 2016 to willfully try to weaken our democracy. Read more

The Role of Voter Suppression in the 2016 Election

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While the full impact of voter suppression measures in the United States is unclear, we do have a glimpse into all the many barriers that affected voters and would-be voters in the 2016 elections. Read more

The Struggle to Protect Voting Rights Continues in 2016

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Project Vote intern Julia Burzynski explores the repercussions of the first major election without voting protections that were once guaranteed by the Voting Rights Act. Read more

Federal Court Hears Pivotal Voting Rights Case

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This week, a federal court heard a case "that will determine the outcome of one of the most unprecedented attacks against voting rights in history." Read more

The Ugly Climate in North Carolina

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Continuing a pattern of discriminatory laws, North Carolina just passed a bill legalizing discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. Read more

Victory for Ohio’s 17-Year-Old Primary Voters

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An Ohio state judge was right to stop Sec. of State Husted's attempt to prevent 17-year-olds from voting in primaries, but the decision came too late to help those who had early voted. Read more

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

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