A Leap Forward for NVRA Compliance Monitoring in Florida

Cross-posted to Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters

Florida is joining a number of states that are utilizing technology to improve compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

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A Leap Forward for NVRA Compliance Monitoring in Florida

Cross-posted to Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters

Florida is joining a number of states that are utilizing technology to improve compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

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Federal Court Lawsuit Settlement Brings Ohio into Compliance with NVRA

Resolving a three-year old lawsuit filed against the state of Ohio that charged widespread violations of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA),  parties in the case have submitted a settlement agreement to the court that should ensure voter registration opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Ohio public assistance clients. Evidence presented in the case had shown that many of Ohio's county public assistance offices were ignoring their responsibilities to provide voter registration to their low-income clients, as required by the NVRA.

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How to Make Voter Registration Accessible to All Citizens

Cross-posted at Project Vote's Voting Matters Blog

After the 2008 election, voter registration has become a focal point for legislators and advocates from all ends of the spectrum. Whichever way it is sliced, the number of registered eligible voters has still declined since 2004. As multiple problems have been cited as the cause for lowered registration rates (including mobility issues, unequal access to registration opportunities, voter caging, and even so-called apathy), voting rights advocates as well as legislators have been vocal about their solutions.

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Revitalization of DOJ's Civil Rights Division a Promising Sign for Voting Rights

Cross-posted at Project Vote's Voting Matters Blog

by Michael McDunnah

A New York Times story this week reported that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is planning to return the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to its historical mission: protecting the civil rights of Americans. According to the article, the new attorney general is committed to “a revival of high-impact civil rights enforcement against policies…where statistics show that minorities fare disproportionately poorly,” including housing, employment, lending practices, and voting rights.

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