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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Project Vote v. Reagan: Settlement Agreement with Maricopa County

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A settlement agreement between Maricopa County, Arizona and Project Vote, to ensure that election protection groups have fair and reasonable access to voter registration records as required by the NVRA. Read more

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Memorandum of Understanding on NVRA Compliance – Nevada DMV

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Project Vote and partners reached an understanding with Nevada officials to streamline and modernize voter registration opportunities through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Read more

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Memorandum of Understanding on NVRA Compliance – Nevada Secretary of State

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Project Vote and partners reached an understanding with Nevada officials to streamline and modernize voter registration opportunities through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Read more

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Notice Letter to New York on NVRA and VRA Violations

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A pre-litigation notice letter informing the State of NY that they are in violation of the voter registration requirements of the NVRA and the VRA. Read more

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ACRU v. Philadelphia City Commissioners: Amicus Brief

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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

American Civil Rights Union v. Philadelphia City Commissioners

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A so-called "election integrity" group is trying to force a wrongful purge of Philadelphia voters. Read more

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Georgia NAACP v. Kemp: Settlement Agreement

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Settlement agreement in GA NAACP v. Kemp (2016) Read more

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