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electionprotection_blog Election Protection in the Post-Shelby Era
By Archita Taylor May 2, 2016

Three years after the Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, many of us in the voting rights community have seen firsthand how new, restrictive voting laws have hurt voters. Read more

News

virginia_vr_form_cclicense_aaronwebb New Voter Registration Form Could Reduce Unnecessary Rejections
By Michelle Kanter Cohen April 29, 2016

In July, Virginia will launch a new and improved version of its state voter registration form, which will help avoid confusion and reduce the number of eligible voters who are rejected for minor administrative errors. Read more

Election Legislation

(Howard TJ/Creative Commons) Online Registration Bill is Moving, but Ohioans Won’t See Benefits Until 2017
By Marissa Liebling May 11, 2016

After a year of stalling, the Ohio House committee finally voted to move an online voter registration bill forward, but there's one catch: the bill won't go in effect before the 2016 elections. Read more

Blog Filters

New Guides for Helping Citizens Register to Vote

By Erin Ferns Lee January 30, 2014

Project Vote has released new guides to voter registration laws for several states. Project Vote developed these guides on behalf of our... Read more

State Lawmakers Propose to Start Engaging Voters in High School

By Corey Peterson February 21, 2013

Voter preregistration programs that allow citizens as young as the age of 16 to preregister to vote provide a great... Read more

Congress Holds Hearing on State of Voting Rights

By Michelle Rupp December 19, 2012

Today, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing to address The State of the Right to Vote After... Read more

Voter Purge Efforts in Texas and Colo. Found to Wrongfully Target Legitimate Voters

By Erin Ferns Lee September 11, 2012

Hysterical efforts to rid state voter rolls of “dead” or “noncitizen” voters before the November election has raised more red... Read more

When Election Officers Create Hurdles to Voting

By Sarah Massey January 6, 2012

What do the Secretaries of State from Colorado, Kansas, Maine and New Mexico have in common? They have all tried... Read more

The battle over ballot access continues in Colorado

By Erin Ferns Lee October 5, 2011

The battle continues between a Colorado election clerk and the secretary of state over who can receive mail ballots before the... Read more

Weekly Voting Rights News Roundup

By Erin Ferns Lee September 24, 2011

Voting rights victories abound this week! On a national level, the cornerstone Voting Rights Act of 1965 was upheld by... Read more

Colorado Election Official Stands Up for Voters

By PV Admin September 20, 2011

It takes moxie for a lowly election official to stand up to the secretary of state, but that’s just what... Read more

Project Vote Intervention Results in Surge in Public Agency Registrations in Colo.

By Michael McDunnah April 27, 2011

In the past we’ve told you about lawsuits Project Vote and our partners have brought in several states to enforce... Read more

Three States Propose Laws to Improve Youth Voter Registration Access

By PV Admin February 3, 2011

In recent years, six states have adopted measures to help ingrain the democratic process in the nation’s young people earlier... Read more