The idea that Election Day can only be the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November seems to be a thing of the past. The busy and complicated lives of American voters have demanded other choices.
These conveniences have proven popular with voters and election officials alike. They help prevent long lines on Election Day, reduce the burden on Election Day pollworkers, and have the potential to increase turnout and expand the electorate, particularly among minority voters.
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In latest edition of our Threats and Opportunities series, Erin Ferns Lee examines the status of important election bills—harmful and helpful—that were introduced in 2015. Read more
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
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
A summary of the benefits, challenges, and existing laws concerning early voting. Read more
This document provides a template for lawmakers and other interested parties to draft bills relating to implementing efficient, effective early voting policies. Read more
On February 20, 2014, Project Vote wrote Ohio Governor John Kasich, urging him to veto election bills SB 205 and SB 238, which would affect early voting in the state. Read more
On October 31, 2013, Project Vote submitted testimony to the Wisconsin legislature regarding Senate Bill 324, a bill that would adversely affect in-person absentee voting. Read more
A coalition of civic engagement groups submitted a letter to the Florida Senate, expressing concerns with election reform legislation, SB 600. The issues relate to early voting, voter registration portability, and other issues. Read more
Project Vote submitted a letter to the Florida Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, expressing concerns with election reform legislation, SB 600. The issues relate to early voting, voter registration portability, and other issues. Read more
A coalition of civic engagement groups submitted a letter to the Texas House Elections Committee, expressing concerns with election reform legislation, HB 2093, HB 2372, and HB 2848. The issues relate to rolling back early voting, interstate voter registration crosscheck program, and other issues. Read more