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Florida Purge Program Was Illegal, Rules Federal Court E-mail
Three-Judge Panel Rules that 2012 Purge Violated National Voter Registration Act

April 2, 2014
 
MIAMI – Marking a major victory for Florida voters, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled on Tuesday that Florida’s 2012 voter purge program violated federal law. The court, in a 2-1 decision, found that Gov. Rick Scott’s voter purge of suspected non-citizens in 2012 violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), because systematic removal programs are barred within 90 days of a federal election.
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California Agrees to Comply with Voter Registration Law Under Settlement E-mail

March 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In a victory for voting rights, the state of California has agreed to mail voter registration cards to nearly 4 million Californians who have signed up for health insurance through the state health exchange, Covered California, and to ensure that Californians who apply for health benefits through the exchange going forward are provided voter registration opportunities. The action is the result of a settlement agreement reached with the ACLU of California, the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, Demos, and Project Vote, which threatened legal action over the state's failure to comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and state laws.

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Judge OKs Restrictive Voter Registration Process, Undermines Federal Voting Law E-mail
March 20, 2014
 
Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren issued a ruling in Kris W. Kobach et al. v. United States Election Assistance Commission, stating that the EAC must fulfill requests from those states to print state-specific registration forms reflecting state proof-of-citizenship requirements. Project Vote Executive Director Michael Slater issued the following statement in response:
 
"We are very disappointed and concerned about this decision. States like Arizona and Kansas must not be allowed to erect the kinds of suppressive voting restrictions that federal laws were passed to prevent.
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