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Project Vote is the preeminent source of information on election and voting issues that affect underrepresented Americans. Our research and publications cover a wide range of topics, including electorate composition and state compliance with federal election law as well as broader policy issues that improve access or raise barriers to democracy. The following works come in an array of formats, from expansive reports, briefing papers, guides, and fact sheets to model bills, legal opinions, and testimony. You can search for publications by issue, state, or program area.

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Featured Publication

In Representational Bias in the 2012 Electorate, Project Vote’s Senior Policy Analyst, Dr. Vanessa Perez, analyses registration and voting rates for every presidential election in the 21st century. The report examines participation for different demographic groups—according to race and ethnicity, age, gender, income, education, and other factors—to determine the ways in which the American electorate is becoming more or less representative of the citizen population.

Representational Bias in the 2012 Electorate provides comparative data for the presidential elections of 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012, in order to trace how the composition of the electorate has changed in the 21st century, and where there is still work to be done to achieve demographic parity.

Download the full report, key findings, and individual tables here. 

 
 
 

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