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Barriers to the Ballot: The 2008 Election

Friday, 11 December 2009, 2:26 pm | The Advancement Project

2008 was a banner year for U.S. democracy and its elections. Many states saw record increases in voter registration – particularly among minority and youth voters – and record increases in voter turnout. Undoubtedly, there was an excitement and ... More >>

Comprehensive Ohio Election Reform Legislation

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 4:21 pm | The Advancement Project

Today, the Ohio legislature introduced election reform legislation, the Elections Enhancement Bill, HB 260 which has the potential to bring about sweeping change to the state and an improved access to the ballot box for voters. We applaud Ohio Secretary ... More >>

Congress Urged to Reform Election Laws

Friday, 24 July 2009, 12:00 pm | The Advancement Project

On Thursday, Elizabeth Westfall, Director of Advancement Project’s Voter Protection Program testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration, recommending a number of reforms to expand access to voting in advance of the 2010 ... More >>

Inaugural Issue of Root & Brach Magazine

Friday, 24 July 2009, 11:58 am | The Advancement Project

Root & Branch is Advancement Project’s national Web-based digital magazine. Root & Branch seeks to help build grassroots movements from the bottom up by sharing thoughtful analysis aimed at uprooting systemic racism. In each quarterly issue, readers will ... More >>

Voter Protection Victories

Monday, 1 June 2009, 12:38 pm | The Advancement Project

FLORIDA – In February, in the aftermath of the 2008 presidential election, Advancement Project and other voter protection groups decided to advocate for legislation that would expand access to the vote. More >>

Proposed Pennsylvania “Photo ID” Bill

Friday, 20 March 2009, 12:23 pm | The Advancement Project

A coalition of voting rights organizations expressed alarm over a proposed Pennsylvania bill that seeks to require all voters to show photo identification at every election. The voting rights advocates, including Advancement Project, a national civil rights ... More >>

Election Adminstration Issues In Virginia

Monday, 9 March 2009, 12:30 pm | The Advancement Project

Yesterday, Advancement Project Senior Attorney Elizabeth Westfall joined other voting rights experts during a panel discussion on how Virginia election administrators can avoid unnecessary, bureaucratic pitfalls in advance of the 2010 election cycle. ... More >>

MO Voters Cast Provisional Ballots At Wrong Place

Friday, 14 November 2008, 1:00 pm | The Advancement Project

Advancement Project is calling on local election authorities to count provisional ballots cast at the wrong polling place due to poll worker error. More >>

Election Litigation Summary For CO, MI, VA

Friday, 31 October 2008, 11:55 am | The Advancement Project

An agreement reached late yesterday before a federal judge in Colorado ensures that tens of thousands of Colorado voters illegally purged from the registration lists will have their votes counted. More >>

Barriers To The Ballot Box National Media Briefing

Friday, 31 October 2008, 10:31 am | The Advancement Project

On November 4, 2008 voting systems will fail somewhere in the United States in one or more jurisdictions in the country. Unfortunately, we don't know where. For this reason, it is imperative that every state prepare for system failures. More >>

Be Prepared: Voting Tips For Election Day

Thursday, 30 October 2008, 1:23 pm | The Advancement Project

With Election Day less than a week a way, Advancement Project is working fast and furiously to prepare voters in advance. More >>

Colorado SoS Sued For Illegal Purge Of Voters

Tuesday, 28 October 2008, 3:42 pm | The Advancement Project

Advancement Project filed a lawsuit against Colorado Secretary of State, Mike Coffman, to challenge an illegal purges and cancellation practices that apparently have removed between 16,000 and 30,000 voters from Colorado’s rolls. More >>

VA Sued Over Lack Of Election Day Preparedness

Tuesday, 28 October 2008, 3:38 pm | The Advancement Project

Today, Advancement Project, on behalf of the Virginia State Conference NAACP, sued Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and top Commonwealth election officials for unconstitutional allocation of polling place resources. More >>

Advancement Project Launches "Democracy Diaries"

Wednesday, 22 October 2008, 1:00 pm | The Advancement Project

Today, in an effort capture the stories behind the excitement and energy of voters during this election cycle, Advancement Project through has launched "The Democracy Diaries." More >>

Strengthening Democracy Through Election Integrity

Thursday, 16 October 2008, 12:35 am | The Advancement Project

During every election season people in cities and towns across the country take the time to exercise their right to vote, to let their voices be heard. Yet, sadly, every election season, tens of thousands of voices are silenced. More >>

Several Swing States Uprepared To Handle Turnout

Friday, 10 October 2008, 1:15 pm | The Advancement Project

Today Advancement Project released, “The End of the Line? Preparing for a Surge in Voter Turnout in the November 2008 General Election.” The report examines several battleground states and their preparedness. More >>

Kansas City Corrects Voter Registration Problem

Monday, 6 October 2008, 10:25 am | The Advancement Project

KANSAS CITY - Following a complaint from Advancement Project about outdated voter registration information on its Web site, Kansas City Board of Elections Director A. Shelley McThomas acted within two days to address the problem. More >>

Brief Details Proper Poll Worker Training

Friday, 3 October 2008, 10:44 am | The Advancement Project

With historic voter turnout expected on Election Day, surpassing all previous records, Advancement Project distributed the issue brief: "Poll Worker Training: Is Your State Complying with the Law?" More >>

Report Examines US Provisional Voting Procedures

Thursday, 25 September 2008, 10:33 am | The Advancement Project

Today, Advancement Project released 'Provisional Voting: Fail-Safe Voting or Trapdoor to Disenfranchising Voters.' This report explores whether the administration of elections has improved since the 2000 presidential election. More >>

FL County Officials Adopt Poll Worker Palm Card

Tuesday, 23 September 2008, 1:28 pm | The Advancement Project

Election officials in Osceola County, Fla., recently decided to distribute Advancement Project’s palm card, “Top 10 Things Every Florida Poll Worker Should Know,” to all its poll workers in advance of Election Day. More >>





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