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.
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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Pre-litigation notice letter concerning Missouri's violations of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Read more
Defendant's motion opposing reconsideration of the NVRA ruling in ACORN v. Cox. Read more
Plaintiff's motion to reconsider ruling that the regulation in question did not violate the NVRA. Read more
Commonwealth of Kentucky v State Board of Elections et. al. and Secretary of State, Trey Grayson: Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Petitioner’s Motion for Summary Judgement
Order granting in part and denying in part petitioner's motion for summary judgment Read more
Order granting motion for preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the regulation. Read more
In September 2006 Project Vote and partners filed a lawsuit against officials in the state of Ohio alleging widespread violations of Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Read more
Lawsuit filed by ACORN and two individual plaintiffs charging Ohio public assistane agencies have failed to fulfill their obligations under Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Read more
In this case (formerly Arizona v. Gonzalez), registered voters in Arizona and voters’ rights groups–including Project Vote–challenged Proposition 200, an... Read more
Plaintiff's reply to defendants' opposition. Read more
Granting of preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of all challenged provisions. Read more