National Voter Registration Act
Talk about your sore losers. After the Supreme Court struck down its attempt to make voter registration harder, Arizona is now attempting to implement a two-tier voting system that would require proof of citizenship in order to vote in state and local elections. Eligible voters who do not show...
Citing clear evidence that numerous low-income New Jersey residents have been denied the opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from Rutgers Constitutional Law Clinic, Project Vote, Demos, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the NAACP have issued this official notice to...
National Voting Rights Groups Put Lt. Gov. Guadagno and DHS on Notice for Violations of Federal Law (TRENTON, NJ) – Citing clear evidence that numerous low-income New Jersey residents have been denied the opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from Rutgers Constitutional Law Clinic, Project...
Today, the Supreme Court released its decision in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (No. 12-71), striking down an Arizona law that created unnecessary barriers to voter registration in violation of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). It’s a real win, and an affirmation of the...
It may seem unthinkable now, but as late as the 1980s, Americans in many states had only one option if they wanted to register to vote: Show up in person at a central registrar's office, which might be open only during restricted business hours and located far from the voter's home. Even in places...
For our democracy to thrive, the freedom to vote must be fiercely protected for all citizens, regardless of class or privilege. The right to vote provides the foundation that makes all other rights possible. Yet, much work needs to be done to be sure our election system works for all Americans....
Demos Counsel Lisa Danetz will testify in front of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on compliance with the National Voter Registration Act.
Just about a year ago, the one millionth eligible American was able to register to vote at a public assistance agency as a result of these efforts in five key states where Demos has been involved - Ohio, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, and Illinois. Since then, New Mexico, Indiana and...
Bullies At The Ballot Box: Protecting The Freedom To Vote Against Wrongful Challenges And Intimidation
Protecting the freedom to vote for all eligible Americans is of fundamental importance in a democracy founded upon the consent of the governed. One of the most serious threats to the protection of that essential right is the increase in organized efforts, led by groups such as the Tea Party...