Our Mission

Our goal is simple: to build an electorate that accurately represents the diversity of America’s citizenry. Through advocacy, litigation, and technical assistance, Project Vote is fighting to make sure that every eligible citizen is able to register, vote, and cast a ballot that counts.

Voter Registration Policy

We know that most Americans will vote, once they get registered. That’s why Project Vote’s work is focused on promoting sensible laws, rules, and procedures that make it easier, not harder, for eligible citizens to become registered voters. Read more

Voting Policy

The way Americans vote is changing, and Project Vote works to make sure we're making the polls more, not less, accessible. Read more

List Maintenance

Voter registration is only the first step: we also have to make sure that registrants get on the rolls, and stay on the rolls. That’s why Project Vote works to protect eligible voters from wrongful purges, voter caging, and other dangerous efforts to “clean-up” the lists. Read more

Government Agency Registration

Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) to ensure that state governments played a leading role in providing our most vulnerable citizens a chance to participate in American democracy. Project Vote and our partners are working to make sure they do, and to realize the full potential of this landmark law. Read more

Civic Engagement

Since the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, voter engagement efforts have played a vital role in our democratic process. Project Vote brings our 20 years of field experience to help community-organizations run efficient, effective voter registration drives and Get Out the Vote programs. Read more

Bill Tracking

Project Vote's bill tracking service provides up-to-the-minute information on election legislation—good and bad—that has been proposed in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. Read more

In the News

nation-logo Texas’s Voter-Registration Laws Are Straight Out of the Jim Crow Playbook

Ari Berman discusses how "Texas treats voter registration like a criminal offense and makes it as difficult as possible to do." Read more

Staff Posts

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (Photo by Gage Skidmore/CC 2.0) The Truth Behind Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law
By Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries October 4, 2016

The truth behind Wisconsin’s voter ID law is a thinly veiled effort to keep some citizens from casting a ballot. But Project Vote partners are working to help. Read more

Press Release

PressReleaseImage In a Victory for Voters, Court Orders Georgia’s Secretary of State to Release Voter Registration Records

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that a federal lawsuit to ensure the transparency of Georgia's voter registration records will proceed, and that the state must release certain records under the NVRA. Read more


electionary_may2016Electionary is a free, comprehensive online guide to state voting rights and election administration laws, researched and managed by Project Vote. It is available at www.electionary.info, with many states available in both English and Spanish.



vr_guide_mapProject Vote has developed detailed guides to voter registration laws in several states. These guides cover who is eligible to register in each state, the deadlines for submitting registrations, and the state laws that govern voter registration drives.