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.
Project Vote and partners filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Georgia’s exact-match voter registration verification scheme violates the VRA and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Read more
Project Vote and partners filed suit against EAC executive director Brian Newby, for allowing three states to require proof of citizenship from registrants using the federal voter registration form. Read more
The coming battles over voting rights will be the hardest in generations. Americans have struggled and died to expand access to the ballot, and we cannot allow their hard-fought progress to be rolled back now.
Now, as always, Project Vote is committed to holding the line on voting and civil rights, and to fighting the good fight for equality and inclusion for all Americans.