Voting Policy

“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.

Voting-LinesThere 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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It’s Never Been More Important to Protect the Right to Vote

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The Nation's Ari Berman writes on the ways voting rights groups are combatting voter suppression. Read more

NC NAACP v. NC SBOE: U.S. Statement of Interest

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U.S. Department of Justice submitted this statement of interest in NC NAACP v. NC SBOE, a case concerning wrongful purging of the voter rolls in North Carolina in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. Read more

Gov. Deal Asked to Ensure Voters Are Free From Intimidation at the Polls

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R. Robin McDonald writes about our letter to Gov. Deal asking him to take action to protect Georgia voters from intimidation at the polls. Read more

Pennsylvania’s Guidance on Voter Intimidation Serves as a Model For Other States

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Pennsylvania takes steps to ensure Election Day runs smoothly and fairly in light of dangerous rhetoric about rigged elections and vigilante poll monitors. Project Vote encourages other states to follow suit. Read more

Project Vote Calls on Governors to Protect Voters and Allay Fears of Violence and Intimidation

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Project Vote has asked the governors of several states to take steps to reassure their citizens that they can expect a safe voting environment on Election Day. Read more

Letter to Governor of NC on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. McCrory speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more

Letter to Governor of WI on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. Walker speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more

Letter to Governor of OH on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. Kasich speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more

Letter to Governor of MI on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. Snyder speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more

Letter to Governor of LA on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. Edwards speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more