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Nearly 30,000 Low-Income Louisianans Apply to Register to Vote Print E-mail
July 17, 2013

Because of a Successful Lawsuit by Voting Rights Groups, Louisiana Public Agencies Show Significant Gains in Voter Registration
 
BATON ROUGE – Nearly 30,000 low-income Louisianans have recently applied to register to vote at public agency offices, according to a new report released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). This represents a dramatic increase in applications and is the result of a successful lawsuit brought by voting rights groups to bring the state into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993. 
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Nearly 18,000 Low-Income Georgians Apply to Register to Vote Print E-mail
July 17, 2013

Project Vote Lawsuit Yields Dramatic Increase in Voter Registrations at State Agencies
 
ATLANTA – Nearly 18,000 low-income Georgians have recently applied to register to vote at public agency offices, according to a new report released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). This represents a dramatic increase in applications and is the result of a successful lawsuit brought by voting rights groups to bring the state into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993. 
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Voting Rights Act Ruling a Setback for Our Great Democracy Print E-mail
Project Vote Statement on Shelby County v. Holder Decision

June 25, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, ruling that Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) is unconstitutional. Project Vote Executive Director Michael Slater issued the following statement:
 
“Today’s ruling is a significant setback for voting rights in our great democracy. The Voting Rights Act remains one of the most important achievements of the civil rights movement, and for almost 50 years has been a vital tool to protect real voters from losing their right to cast a ballot. 
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SCOTUS Sides with Landmark Voter Registration Law Print E-mail
The National Voter Registration Act Trumps Restrictive Arizona Voting Law

June 17, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in the case of Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., a lawsuit challenging 1993’s National Voter Registration Act. Project Vote Executive Director Michael Slater issued the following statement on the positive ruling:
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Minnesota Lawmakers Inch Forward on Voting Rights But More Work Needs to be Done, say Voting Rights Groups Print E-mail
May 20, 2013

St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota House passed modest reforms to Minnesota’s election systems, but the ACLU-MN and many members of the Voting Rights Coalition—a nonpartisan partnership of civil and voting rights advocates—caution that more work is necessary to make Minnesota’s election systems more convenient and accessible. The groups call on all Minnesota legislators to support true election reform in the next session. The Minnesota Senate is expected to pass the same reforms before the close of the session today.
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