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2014-03-18 12:37:24

Voto Latino and Rock the Vote announced TrendUrVoice Midterm Elections Campaign WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, Voto Latino and Rock the Vote launched TrendUrVoice, the largest-ever online campaign to register Latino voters, at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive and Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Voto Latino Co-Founder and Chairwoman Rosario Dawson joined volunteers on the ground to register Latino Millennials to vote. To download photos from the...

2014-01-23 12:29:27

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, in a letter to President Obama, leaders for nonprofit voting rights organizations Demos and Project Vote alerted the White House that the application process for benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently violates the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). In the letter, the groups urge the Obama Administration to take immediate steps to bring federally facilitated health benefits exchanges (FFEs) into...

2013-12-02 23:20:29

South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant announces a solution to address a national problem that servicemen and women overseas experience in casting a ballot. Pierre, SD (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant announces a solution to address a national problem that servicemen and women overseas experience in casting a ballot. South Dakota’s new system revolutionizes absentee voting by combining advanced technology and the Common Access Card (CAC) issued by...

2013-08-20 12:23:29

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today announced Pennsylvania is taking an historic step toward protecting the integrity of every vote, by joining a multi-state consortium to identify voters who may be registered to vote in more than one state. "Protecting the integrity of every vote by making sure only those individuals legally entitled to cast ballots determine the outcome of our elections is a priority of Governor...

2013-08-06 12:24:39

Nonprofits engage young, low-income, and diverse populations, closing turnout gaps BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by Nonprofit VOTE found that turnout among voters contacted by nonprofits during the 2012 election was 74%, six points above the 68% turnout rate for all registered voters. The clients engaged by nonprofits were markedly more diverse, lower income, and younger than the general population of registered voters. Though these demographic groups...

2013-07-23 16:23:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Voter ID law was not enforced for the 2012 general election, through a careful statistical analysis of the available data we were able to determine with a 99% degree of certainty that between 35,239 and 36,613 voters were disenfranchised due to confusion caused by the State's efforts to educate voters about photo ID requirements. Our analysis is explained in detail in documents that are available from the...

2013-04-11 08:24:57

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will conduct a briefing to examine efforts to increase compliance with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The briefing will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. ET at the Commission's headquarters: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425. Please note that the offices are accessed on F Street NW. Interested members of the...

2013-03-19 12:24:43

Certified results yield state-by-state and national data on voter turnout and trends BOSTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With elections now certified in all 50 states, Nonprofit VOTE has released America Goes to the Polls 2012--the latest edition in a series of reports on national turnout and voting trends among eligible voters. America Goes to the Polls provides the only state-by-state turnout comparisons based on official turnout data. Minnesota was first in the nation...

2013-03-07 00:21:47

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, MARCH 7: VOTER REGISTRATION Profile America -- Thursday, March 7th.( )As if to prove there is nothing new under the sun, Massachusetts acted on this date in far-off 1801 to register voters. At that time, the franchise was limited to men -- usually those of some property and local repute....

2013-02-05 16:25:56

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --­­ Seven states performed well in both the 2008 and 2010 elections including Colorado, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. The Pew Charitable Trusts released an Elections Performance Index (Index) that, for the first time ever, examines election administration performance across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The worst performing states during those years included Alabama,...