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Voter Empowerment Act would Improve Elections for Both Voters and Officials E-mail

March 19, 2015

Today, the Voter Empowerment Act (VEA) was introduced in the House of Representatives. Estelle Rogers, legislative director for Project Vote, issued the following statement in support of this important legislation.

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Voting Rights Advocates Settle Voter Registration Suit E-mail

DTA agrees to remedy NVRA compliance problems

March 19, 2015

BOSTON, NEW YORK, and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, voting rights advocates announced a settlement with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) that will ensure that hundreds of thousands of eligible Massachusetts citizens are provided opportunities to register to vote in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). In light of the settlement, the parties have jointly requested that U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper enter an order dismissing the claims against the DTA. The settlement will become effective when Judge Casper enters the requested order. 

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Who Has Photo ID? E-mail

With voter ID a hot-button topic in state legislatures, Project Vote is pleased today to release a new research memo that provides a snapshot of who in America actually possesses government-issued photo ID.

Using data from the American National Election Studies 2012 (ANES) survey, senior public policy analyst Vanessa Perez, Ph.D. presents an overview of government-issued photo identification ownership, and how rates of ID possession may vary by socio-economic characteristics.

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