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Voter Empowerment Act would Improve Elections for Both Voters and Officials Print E-mail

March 19, 2015

Today, the Voter Empowerment Act (VEA) was introduced in the House of Representatives. Estelle Rogers, legislative director for Project Vote, issued the following statement in support of this important legislation.

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Voting Rights Advocates Settle Voter Registration Suit Print E-mail

DTA agrees to remedy NVRA compliance problems

March 19, 2015

BOSTON, NEW YORK, and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, voting rights advocates announced a settlement with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) that will ensure that hundreds of thousands of eligible Massachusetts citizens are provided opportunities to register to vote in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). In light of the settlement, the parties have jointly requested that U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper enter an order dismissing the claims against the DTA. The settlement will become effective when Judge Casper enters the requested order. 

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Voting Rights Groups Move to Enforce 'Motor Voter' in California Print E-mail

Investigations find the California Department of Motor Vehicles not in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act

February 5, 2015

Today, citing clear evidence that the State of California is violating its federally-mandated responsibility to offer California drivers and ID card holders the opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from Demos, Project Vote, ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and the global law firm Morrison & Foerster sent a pre-litigation notice letter to the California Secretary of State on behalf of the League of Women Voters of California, ACCE Institute, California Common Cause, the National Council of La Raza, and several individual California citizens.

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New Report Identifies Gaps in the American Electorate Print E-mail

January 29, 2015

As the 2016 Presidential Race Gets Underway, a New Report Identifies Where Gaps Still Exist in the American Electorate

WASHINGTON, DC — As the 2015-2016 election cycle gets underway, nonprofit voting rights group Project Vote has released a major new report that presents a comprehensive picture of disparities in the changing American electorate.

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Appeals Court Overturns March Ruling in Kobach v. EAC Print E-mail
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals says Arizona and Kansas cannot force proof-of-citizenship requirements on the federal voter registration form

November 7, 2014

In a major victory for voting rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has unanimously ruled that Arizona and Kansas cannot force the Election Assistance Commission to alter the federal voter registration form to require documentary proof-of-citizenship.
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