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Photo:  eyspahn via Creative Commons Examining the Meaning of One Person, One Vote
By Stephen Mortellaro January 5, 2016

Recently, I attended oral arguments in the Supreme Court case Evenwel v. Abbott. At the heart of this case is... Read more

News

electionary_logo Electionary Gearing Up for Primary Season
By Project Vote January 31, 2016

Electionary, a multi-state guide to election law, is now featuring or will soon feature some of the states that will... Read more

Election Legislation

welcome_to_maryland_cc_brownpau Advocates Call on Maryland General Assembly to Restore the Vote for 40,000 People
By Marissa Liebling January 14, 2016

Last year, lawmakers, community organizations, and religious, civil rights, and racial justice leaders undertook an important effort to restore voting... Read more

Blog Filters

Voter Suppression is a Monster in the Dark

By Michael Slater October 30, 2014

Here’s a Halloween scare for you: what if they held an election, and no one came? Read more

New Guides for Helping Citizens Register to Vote

By Erin Ferns Lee February 14, 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

Penn. Judge Sides with Voters, Strikes Down Voter ID Law

By Erin Ferns Lee January 17, 2014

Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law was found unconstitutional today. Read more

Pennsylvania Puts Voter Suppression Law on Hold

By Project Vote October 2, 2012

Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID requirement was blocked Tuesday by the same judge who initially upheld the law this summer. This... Read more

Republican Officials Acknowledge Voter Suppression Motives

By Erin Ferns Lee July 27, 2012

Voting rights advocates have long asserted that restrictive voting laws are only implemented for one reason: suppressing the votes of... Read more

Voting Rights Groups Sue Pennsylvania for Failing to Help Register Low-Income Citizens

By PV Admin July 5, 2012

Today, Project Vote and our partners—including Demos and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law–filed suit against the Commonwealth... Read more

Penn. Put on Notice for Failing to Provide Voter Registration to Low-Income Citizens

By Project Vote April 27, 2012

Attorneys from Demos, Project Vote, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a pre-litigation notice letter on Monday to... Read more

The Real Cost of Voter ID

By Sarah Massey April 5, 2012

Voter fraud is a non-existent problem, yet the laws purporting to combat it are very expensive The economy is beginning... Read more

Groups Protest Pennsylvania Voter ID Bill

By Erin Ferns Lee October 19, 2011

A coalition of civil rights groups urged the Pennsylvania state Senate to defeat a House-approved voter ID bill because it... Read more

Penn. Officials Debating Photo ID Before Senate Vote

By Erin Ferns Lee August 30, 2011

Yet another state is pondering a photo ID law to enact before the 2012 election; Pennsylvania officials–including Secretary of State... Read more