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When someone from another country goes through the difficult process of becoming a naturalized American citizen, he or she should be entitled to full participation in our nation's democracy.
In this report, we review a number of election laws and policies in 10 states chosen because they are expected to have close elections.
Experts and advocates for strengthening democracy came together to create new momentum and plans for the critical work that must be done.
Protecting The Freedom To Vote Against Wrongful Challenges And Intimidation
While Florida’s purges of felons from voter rolls in 2000 have received national attention, little is known about the procedures other states use. To shed some light on these procedures, we surveyed the purge processes of 15 states.
America needs an election process that is efficient, trustworthy, and welcoming. We need a renewed sense of citizenship and service, and a government that people can believe in.
Results of a telephone survey of local election officials in Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Election Day Registration (EDR), which allows eligible voters to register and cast a ballot on Election Day, is a reform that reduces the unnecessary disfranchisement of eligible voters that may be caused by arbitrary registration deadlines.
States are failing low-income communities and our nation's democracy by not adequately complying with federal law that requires human services agencies to provide voter registration services.
According to all available data, the voter participation rate of the first Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, is among the lowest of any ethnic group in the country. There are complex historical and cultural reasons that make the issue of voting among American Indians and Alaska Natives unique.
Best-practice recommendations from “Got ID?” programs
The key provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) that have successfully allowed millions of eligible voters to register.
This Explainer describes the legal requirements states must follow when maintaining voter rolls.
Challenge to Ohio’s practice of targeting voters for removal from the registration rolls if they fail to cast a ballot in a two-year period.
Challenge to halt Texas’ threatened removal of thousands of naturalized citizens from the voter registration rolls based on wholly unreliable and unverified accusations of non-citizen voting.
Challenge to guarantee that public assistance clients in Ohio receive the voter registration services required by Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act.
In 2012, Michigan passed a law that allowed the governor to appoint emergency managers in municipalities, depriving local elected officials of governing power. It overwhelming affected communities of color. We filed an amicus brief in opposition to it.
Challenge to Florida Secretary of State's and 32 Florida counties' failure to to provide Spanish-language ballots and other election materials and assistance to voters educated in Puerto Rico.
Challenge to Ohio's practice of denying pre-trial detainees jailed in the days proceeding an election access to an absentee ballot.
Challenge to Arizona’s failure to provide voter registration services required under federal law when residents interact with the state motor vehicle agency.