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

Staff Posts

Protect the Voting Rights Act rally at the SCOTUS, February 2013. (Photo by David Sachs/SEIU) Voter ID Rulings Serve as a Stark Reminder of Missing Protections in 2016
By Archita Taylor, Niyati Shah August 11, 2016

Recent court victories against voter suppression just underline the missing protections of the Voting Rights Act in this crucial election year. Read more

Press Release

PressReleaseImage Project Vote Statement on North Carolina Ruling

Project Vote's president, Michael Slater, issues a statement on the striking down of North Carolina's infamous voter suppression law. Read more

Election Reforms

AVR2 In Support of the Automatic Voter Registration Act
By Marissa Liebling July 18, 2016

Introduced last week, the Automatic Voter Registration Act would create a modernized registration system fit for the twenty-first century. Read more

GUIDE TO ELECTION LAWS

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.

LEARN ABOUT THE LAWS IN YOUR STATE HERE

STATE VOTER REGISTRATION GUIDES

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.

LEARN ABOUT THE VR LAWS IN YOUR STATE HERE