National Voter Registration Act

Public interest groups have sued three Massachusetts officials in Boston federal court, claiming the state has failed to help public assistance recipients register to vote, in violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The law, better known as the Motor Voter Act, requires states to...
05/17/2012
News/Resource
In a Complaint filed today in federal district court in Boston, plaintiffs point to what they say is clear evidence that the Commonwealth and DTA are not complying with federal law: The number of voter registration applications submitted through public assistance offices in 2009-2010 (just 2...
05/15/2012
Publication
Boston, MA – Citing clear evidence that the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) have violated their federally-mandated responsibilities to offer tens of thousands of public assistance clients opportunities to register to vote, a...
05/15/2012
Press Release
New York, NY - On May 5 2012, the Connecticut Senate passed legislation introduced by Governor Dannell Malloy, and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to enact Same Day Registration and online voter registration, effective July 2013 and January 2014, respectively. The bill, HR 5024, had been...
05/09/2012
Press Release
New York - Attorneys from Demos, Project Vote, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a pre-litigation notice letter on Monday to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth charging that the state is failing to provide low-income residents with a legally-mandated opportunity...
04/26/2012
Press Release
New York – With millions of Americans in danger of being disenfranchised this fall by new and unneeded voter identification laws, a report issued today outlines how state and local organizations can stand up for democracy by helping voters secure the necessary ID. Read “Got ID? Helping Americans...
04/17/2012
Press Release
NEW YORK - Yesterday, civil rights legend John Payton passed away suddenly, stunning the civil rights and voting rights community. Demos issued the following statement to honor his historic work and the legacy he leaves behind: "Demos is deeply saddened by the passing of civil rights giant...
03/23/2012
Press Release
This unanimous panel decision was written by Chief Judge Briscoe and was joined by Judges Gorsuch and Matheson.  The U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in support of Plaintiff Allers in the HSD appeal.  The case captions are Valdez v. Squier, No. 11-2063 (10th...
02/22/2012
Publication
The federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the State of New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) violated Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) by improperly withholding voter registration applications from certain public assistance clients.  ...
02/22/2012
Press Release
On February 1, 2012 a U.S. District Court denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Demos and a coalition of voting rights groups to remedy the State of Georgia's failure to provide voter registration services at public assistance offices, as required by Section 7 of the National Voter...
02/03/2012
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