Litigation

Fighting for Voting Rights in the Courts

Project Vote is one of the country’s leading nonpartisan voter registration and voter education organizations. Yet our work is made meaningless if state laws, rules, and procedures do not afford low-income and minority Americans an equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process.

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Over the past ten years Project Vote has developed an expert, in-house legal team, which works to uncover barriers to political participation at the state and local level that require legal action.

Working frequently with other civic rights organizations and pro bono counsel, Project Vote brings suits against practices that violate state and federal laws (including HAVA and NVRA) to disenfranchise or intimidate voters, improperly remove or purge eligible voters from the rolls, or unfairly restrict the efforts of voter participation organizations to bring new citizens into the electorate.

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Action NC v. Strach: Directive from Kim Strach to Count Provisional Ballots

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Directive from Kim Strach, director of the North Carolina Board of Directors, instructing that provisional ballots of certain voters who attempted to register at DMVs must be counted. 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

Action NC et al v. Strach (North Carolina): Court Order

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Court order denying defendants' motion to dismiss, and granting in part plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction Read more

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Notice Letter to Florida on NVRA Section 5 Violations

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Notice letter concerning DHSMV violations of Section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). Read more

Georgia NAACP v. Kemp (2016): Order Granting Motion to Withdraw PI

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Court order granting plaintiff's motion to withdraw motion for a preliminary injunction, in light of defendant's good faith concessions. Read more

Georgia NAACP v. Kemp (2016): Defendant’s Letter in Response to Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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Sec. of State Brian Kemp's response to plaintiff's response for a preliminary injunction. Read more

League of Women Voters v. Newby: Opinion in Order Granting Preliminary Injunction

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The U.S. Court of Appeals released its opinion to accompany the Sept. 9 order granting a preliminary injunction to prevent proof-of-citizenship requirements being added to the federal voter registration form. Read more

Bellitto v. Snipes (Florida): Order Granting Motion to Intervene

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Court order granting 1199SEIU's motion to intervene in Bellitto v. Snipes. Read more

Bellitto v. Snipes (Florida): Motion to Intervene

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Motion for 1199SEIU to intervene in Bellitto v. Snipes Read more

Bellitto et al v. Snipes (Florida)

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Project Vote and partners file to intervene in lawsuit attempting to force a reckless voter purge in Florida. Read more