Project Vote is a preeminent source of information on election and voting issues that affect underrepresented Americans.
Our research and publications cover a wide range of topics, including the composition of the electorate, state compliance with federal election law, and policy issues that improve access or raise barriers to democracy.
Additionally, Project Vote provides the voting rights community with an array of tools and resources to assist in advocacy and voter engagement efforts.
A report on the results of field research of NVRA-required voter registration servicesat sixty-three public assistance offices in the following seven states: Arizona,
Colorado, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. Read more
In this report, Benjamin Spears provides a concise review of Ohio’s population and voter participation of various demographic groups in the November 2006 elections. The report is based largely on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. Read more
By Douglas R. Hess, Scott NovakowskiFebruary 1, 2008
This 2008 report—co-authored by Demos and Project Vote as part of their joint effort to improve National Voter Registration Act implementation nationwide—examines in details the national decline in voter registration at public assistance agencies, and details the potential of the NVRA to increase registration among low-income citizens. Read more
This report uses Census Bureau Current Population Survey data to present information on Kentucky’s population, voter registration and voting over time and compared to the United States. We pay special attention to the racial, ethnic, age and income demographics within Kentucky. Read more
In this report analysing the composition of the 2006 electorate, Douglas R. Hess finds a continuing problem with the U.S. electorate: those who are registered and vote are not representative of the U.S. population eligible to vote. Read more
This report reviews Republican voter caging operations during the last 50 years, culminating with the unprecedented number of large voter caging operations conducted across the nation in the 2004 presidential election. Read more
Voter caging is a practice of sending non-forwardable direct mail to registered voters and using the returned mail to compile lists of voters, called “caging lists,” for the purpose of challenging their eligibility to vote. This map gives a 50-year history of challenges to minority voters. 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.