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Florida Purge Program Was Illegal, Rules Federal Court Print E-mail
Three-Judge Panel Rules that 2012 Purge Violated National Voter Registration Act

April 2, 2014
 
MIAMI – Marking a major victory for Florida voters, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled on Tuesday that Florida’s 2012 voter purge program violated federal law. The court, in a 2-1 decision, found that Gov. Rick Scott’s voter purge of suspected non-citizens in 2012 violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), because systematic removal programs are barred within 90 days of a federal election.
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California Agrees to Comply with Voter Registration Law Under Settlement Print E-mail

March 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In a victory for voting rights, the state of California has agreed to mail voter registration cards to nearly 4 million Californians who have signed up for health insurance through the state health exchange, Covered California, and to ensure that Californians who apply for health benefits through the exchange going forward are provided voter registration opportunities. The action is the result of a settlement agreement reached with the ACLU of California, the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, Demos, and Project Vote, which threatened legal action over the state's failure to comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and state laws.

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Judge OKs Restrictive Voter Registration Process, Undermines Federal Voting Law Print E-mail
March 20, 2014
 
Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren issued a ruling in Kris W. Kobach et al. v. United States Election Assistance Commission, stating that the EAC must fulfill requests from those states to print state-specific registration forms reflecting state proof-of-citizenship requirements. Project Vote Executive Director Michael Slater issued the following statement in response:
 
"We are very disappointed and concerned about this decision. States like Arizona and Kansas must not be allowed to erect the kinds of suppressive voting restrictions that federal laws were passed to prevent.
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Voting Rights Groups Applaud District Court’s Decision In Public Assistance Voter Registration Case Print E-mail
March 17, 2014
 
BOSTON, MA — On Friday, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued a series of rulings in Delgado v. Galvin, rejecting defendants' efforts to dismiss parts of the case, adding MassHealth as a defendant, and broadening the inquiry into the statewide failure of Massachusetts public assistance offices to provide federally required voter registration services to the Commonwealth's low-income citizens. 
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Democracy Initiative Calls on President Obama to Bring Health Care Exchanges into Compliance with Federal Voter Registration Law Print E-mail
March 13, 2014
 
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Democracy Initiative—a coalition of more than 40 labor, civil rights, voting rights, environmental, and like-minded organizations committed to strengthening American democracy—called on the president to ensure that millions of Americans applying for benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are also provided their federally-guaranteed opportunity to register to vote.
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