“Voting Rights Advocates Ask Court to Immediately Protect the Right of North Carolinians to Vote”

Release: Yesterday, a coalition of voting rights advocates and North Carolina citizens asked a federal judge in Winston-Salem to issue an interim order to prevent widespread disenfranchisement in the November 2016 general election before the lawsuit they filed is resolved. … Continue reading

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“Encouraging Local Compliance with Federal Civil Rights Laws: Field Experiments with the National Voter Registration Act”

Doug Hess, Michael Hanmer, and David Nickerson have written this article for Public Administration Review. Here is the abstract: Can state officials increase local officials’ compliance with an important federal civil rights law with subtle interventions? The National Voter Registration … Continue reading

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“Voting Rights Advocates Settle Long-Running Voter Registration Suit”

Press release: Voting rights advocates and Massachusetts officials announced today that settlements have been reached in a three-year old federal lawsuit regarding the requirement to provide voter registration opportunities to low-income citizens who receive public assistance benefits. The lawsuit, filed … Continue reading

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“Texas keeping thousands from registering, voting group alleges”

MSNBC: housands of Texans are being disenfranchised thanks to chronic failures in the state’s voter registration system, a Democratic group alleges based on government records and extensive additional evidence. The charges raise serious questions about Texas’s commitment to making the … Continue reading

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“Kris Kobach asks U.S. Supreme Court to restore his proof-of-citizenship law”

Wichita Eagle: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision and restore a state law he wrote requiring proof-of-citizenship documents to register to vote. Kobach wants the Supreme Court to … Continue reading

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“Voting Rights Advocates Settle Voter Registration Suit”

Press release: “Today, voting rights advocates announced a settlement with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) that will ensure that hundreds of thousands of eligible Massachusetts citizens are provided opportunities to register to vote in compliance with the National … Continue reading

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“Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Partially Upholds Challenge to Louisiana’s Administration of National Voter Registration Act”

Press release: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Scott, et al. v. Schedler, et al., issued a ruling partially upholding a district court’s ruling after trial that Louisiana violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by failing to properly provide voter … Continue reading

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“Arkansas Neglecting Low-Income Voters, in Violation of Federal Law”

Press release: ” Citing evidence that low-income Arkansas residents have unlawfully been denied the opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from the voting rights groups Demos, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP, Project Vote, and the law … Continue reading

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