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The Voting Rights Lab is a nonpartisan organization that brings state advocacy, policy, and legislative expertise to the fight for voting rights. We work in partnership with organizations across the country to build winning state legislative campaigns that secure, protect, and defend the voting rights of all Americans.
The vast majority of U.S. election policy is made at the state level. Nearly 350 new state voting and election laws were enacted in 2018 alone.
To follow these changes in real time, our team of policy experts has produced the State Voting Rights Tracker, a first-of-its-kind dashboard where we track new state voting laws and regulations and provide detailed analysis of all pending changes in all 50 states throughout the year.
IN ALL 50
State legislatures have unrivaled power to shape our election policies. While so much attention is trained on Washington, D.C., the greatest opportunity to expand voting access is in state capitals around the country. That’s why we work closely with in-state partners to ensure that legislators and state executives have the tools they need to enact fair and equitable voting laws.
We have three key areas of focus in our state work:
Fighting voter suppression, including automatic voter purges, cuts to early voting, and reduced polling hours and locations;
Expanding participation in our democracy through early voting, equitable and accessible vote by mail, and other critical reforms;
Establishing fair elections by restoring the voting rights of formerly incarcerated citizens.
The Voting Rights Lab team includes seasoned policy, legislative, organizing, and digital strategy professionals. Together, our team brings more than four decades of experience in major non-profits, political institutions, and movement-building initiatives.
We work shoulder-to-shoulder with in-state and national partners on all of our campaigns, sharing expertise and resources, and leveraging the power of on-the-ground networks.
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We’re eager to hear from you. Please get in touch if you have a question, a media request, or you’d like to partner with the Voting Rights Lab.
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