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la Louisiana Federal Court Upholds the Spirit and Letter of the NVRA
By Niyati Shah July 28, 2016

In an exhaustive opinion handed down in Louisiana, a federal district court basically held that mere lip service to the public assistance provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) is not an option. Read more


Project Vote interns Sarah Schwartz, Julia Burzynski, and Jacob Conarck stand outside the U.S. Court of Appeals. (Project Vote) Federal Court Hears Pivotal Voting Rights Case
By Sarah Schwartz June 23, 2016

This week, a federal court heard a case "that will determine the outcome of one of the most unprecedented attacks against voting rights in history." Read more

Election Legislation

(Sarah Hattie/Creative Commons) Groups Tell Gov. Kasich to Veto Bill That Violates Voting Rights
By Erin Ferns Lee May 31, 2016

Project Vote and Ohio advocacy groups urge Governor Kasich to veto a bill that would make it harder to keep polling places open in the event of an emergency. 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