“We have to fix that,” President Obama said on Election Night 2012, following widespread reports of long lines at polling stations. In the beginning of 2014, a report from the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) recommended a number of common sense reforms to improve voting, including increasing opportunities for early voting.
There is a growing, bipartisan consensus that reform is needed. However, pro-voting reforms like early voting continue to meet strong partisan resistance, and many states continue to pass voter ID laws and other restrictions that place hurdles between eligible Americans and the ballot box. Meanwhile, millions of citizens—disproportionately Americans of color—are prevented from voting at all due to strict felony disenfranchisement laws.
Project Vote believes our democracy works best when everyone participates, and we work to implement common-sense reforms that make it easier, not harder, for every eligible American to cast a ballot that counts.
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Project Vote submitted testimony to oppose HB 41, a bill to that proposed to change voter ID requirements during the early voting period. Read more
Project Vote submitted testimony to North Dakota Governor Burgum in opposition to voter ID bill, HB 1369. Read more
Attorney General Sessions' supporters claim voter protection laws are unnecessary, though recent cases against voter suppression laws prove otherwise. Read more
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
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
Project Vote's president, Michael Slater, explains why we have to take the Ohio Secretary of State's allegations with a giant grain of salt. Read more
An infographic showing the current status of state legislation to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, as of February 2017. Read more
Facts, talking points, and links to studies debunking the myth that "voter fraud" is a widespread problem in American elections. Read more
Project Vote and partners filed an amicus brief, to help stop an illegal purge of Philadelphia voters with past felony convictions. Read more
Amicus brief filed by Project Vote and Demos urged a federal appeals court to uphold a decision dismissing an attempt by ACRU to force an illegal voter purge. Read more