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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Commonwealth of Kentucky v State Board of Elections et. al. and Secretary of State, Trey Grayson: Plaintiff’s Motion to File Amended Petition and Amended Petition for Declaration of Rights and Injunctive Relief
Plaintiff's motion to file amended petition and amended petition for declaration of rights and injunctive relief 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
Response from Ohio attorney general's office to Project Vote's letter regarding voter registration provisions. Read more
Pre-litigation notice letter concerning Ohio's violations of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Read more
The complaint sought declaratory and injunctive relief for a purge of approximately 8,000 Kentucky voters conducted by the State Board... Read more
Commonwealth of Kentucky v State Board of Elections et. al. and Secretary of State, Trey Grayson: Defendants’ Answer to Petition for Declaration
Defendant's answer to petition for declaration Read more
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
Letter to Ohio Sec. of State Blackwell seeking clarification of voter registration provisions. Read more