voter identification

Washington, DC - National and local civil rights groups will release a letter today  to the Department of Justice charging that an unnecessary, unfair, restrictive photo voter ID law intentionally discriminates against African American and Latino voters. Advancement Project, Demos, the...
09/13/2011
Press Release
A photo voter ID law signed by Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is unnecessary, unfair, restrictive and intentionally discriminates against African-American and Latino voters, a coalition of civil rights groups will argue in a letter to the Justice Department on Wednesday. Groups in the...
09/12/2011
News/Resource
In a victory for voting rights, a decision issued September 7, 2011 by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has denied certification to a proposed ballot initiative that would impose restrictive requirements for photo ID in Massachusetts elections. The decision rests on Article 9 of the...
09/06/2011
Press Release
As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes and literacy tests to bar black...
08/31/2011
News/Resource
A mandatory government-issued photo identification requirement would clearly substantially burden the voting rights of the young, the elderly, renters, non-drivers, racial minorities, and the poor. It would also be used as a tool by groups hoping to intimidate voters away from the polls due to...
08/17/2011
Publication
Many states across the country are well on the way to passing restrictive voter ID laws including in Missouri, Wisconsin, Texas, Minnesota, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Montana and Iowa. All of the bills being contemplated in this session would require every voter to present...
08/09/2011
Publication
From the Harvard Law and Policy Review Since the passage of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002, requiring people to present identification to vote has become one of the most controversial and divisive issues in election reform. HAVA necessitates, among other things, that members of...
08/08/2011
Publication
Strong voter participation and engagement are fundamental to a healthy democracy. Efforts to restrict access to voting fly in the face of this important goal. Alarmingly, despite another midterm election in which nationally only 41 percent of eligible persons voted, many states are now renewing...
08/08/2011
Publication
Strong voter participation and engagement are fundamental to a healthy democracy.  Efforts to restrict access to voting fly in the face of this important goal.  Yet, despite another midterm election in November 2010 in which only 41 percent of eligible persons voted, numerous states are...
08/08/2011
Publication
Strong voter participation and engagement are fundamental to a healthy democracy.  Efforts to restrict access to voting fly in the face of this important goal.  Alarmingly, despite another midterm election in which nationally only 41 percent of eligible persons voted, many...
08/08/2011
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