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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.


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Caging Democracy: A 50-Year History of Partisan Challenges to Minority Voters

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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

Summary Chart: Voting Caging Map

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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

Policy Brief: Your Ballot is in the Mail: Absentee Voting and Vote-by-Mail

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This 2007 policy brief examine the advantages and disadvantages of convenience voting in the form of no-excuse absentee voting, permanent no-excuse absentee voting, and Vote-By-Mail. Read more

The Politics of Voter Fraud

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In this comprehensive report, Lorraine C. Minnite separates the politics of voter fraud from legitimate administrative concerns about the integrity of the electoral process. Read more

Model Bill: Voter List Maintenance

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This document provides a template for lawmakers and other interested parties to draft bills on voter list maintenance. Read more

Legislative Summary: The National Voter Registration Act

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The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 dramatically increased the opportunities for eligible Americans to become registered to vote in Federal elections. This document is a short summary of relevant sections, followed by a closer examination of some of the Act’s requirements. Read more