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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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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Partially Upholds Challenge to Louisiana’s Administration of National Voter Registration Act Print E-mail

November 6, 2014

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Scott, et al. v. Schedler, et al., issued a ruling partially upholding a district court’s ruling after trial that Louisiana violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by failing to properly provide voter registration services to its public assistance clients.

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What Kind of Year Has It Been for Election Laws? Print E-mail
New report shows support for reform is growing, but not fast enough to help most voters this November.

October 6, 2014
 
WASHINGTON, DC — With Americans heading to the polls in just four weeks, a new report from voting rights group Project Vote shows that many beneficial election reforms were proposed in 2014, but few voters will find it easier to cast a ballot on November 4. 
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On National Voter Registration Day, a Look at How States Restrict Voter Registration Print E-mail

 New Project Vote Report Examines Efforts to Shut Down VR Drives 

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – As America celebrates National Voter Registration Day, voting rights group Project Vote has released a new report examining the restrictions many states have imposed on efforts to help eligible citizens become registered voters.

“Since the civil rights era, voter registration drives have played a key role in bringing unregistered Americans and underrepresented populations into the electorate,” says Michael Slater, executive director for Project Vote. “However, that legacy is now under attack from partisan policy makers who want to make conducting a registration drive prohibitively expensive and risky.”

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Arkansas Neglecting Low-Income Voters, in Violation of Federal Law Print E-mail

September 3, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Citing evidence that low-income Arkansas residents have unlawfully been denied the opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from the voting rights groups Demos, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP, Project Vote, and the law firm of Proskauer Rose today sent an official notice letter to Secretary of State Mark Martin, informing him that Arkansas public assistance agencies are failing to comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

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