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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ACORN vs. Cox: Plaintiffs’ Memoradum in Support of a Preliminary Injunction

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Plaintiff argument for preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the relevant regulation in ACORN v. Cox. Read more

Project Vote et al v. Blackwell et al: Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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Plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction to halt enforcement of challenged voter registration provisions. Read more

Project Vote et al v. Blackwell et al: Plaintiffs’ Complaint

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A lawsuit challenging an Ohio law unconstitutionally restricting voter registration drives. Read more

Project Vote et al v. Blackwell et al: Response from Attorney General Petro’s Office to Project Vote’s Letter of May 5, 2006

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Response from Ohio attorney general's office to Project Vote's letter regarding voter registration provisions. Read more

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Harkless v. Brunner: Notice Letter

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Pre-litigation notice letter concerning Ohio's violations of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Read more

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. State Board of Elections (Kentucky)

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The complaint sought declaratory and injunctive relief for a purge of approximately 8,000 Kentucky voters conducted by the State Board... Read more

Project Vote v. Blackwell (Ohio)

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This lawsuit challenges an Ohio law requiring that compensated voter registration workers register with the state after completing an on-line... Read more

Project Vote et al v. Blackwell et al: Project Vote Letter to Secretary Blackwell and Attorney General Petro Seeking Clarification of HB 3 Voter Registration Provisions

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Letter to Ohio Sec. of State Blackwell seeking clarification of voter registration provisions. Read more