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American democracy is always a work in progress. Our nation was founded on the dream of a system of government that truly represented the will of the people. However, who those people were, and how loudly they spoke, has been contested�often bitterly. Today, more than 200 years after our country�s founding, Americans are still fighting�in the streets, in the courts, and in legislatures�to expand the franchise and achieve a more perfect electorate.

Project Vote is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded on the belief that an organized, diverse electorate is the key to a better America. Project Vote�s mission is to build an electorate that accurately represents the diversity of this nation�s citizenry, and to ensure that every eligible citizen can register, vote, and cast a ballot that counts.

In recent years, Project Vote has mostly focused on improving voter registration. Our goals are to:

�� eliminate disparities in registration rates between minorities and majorities;
�� see state governments play a leading role in registering Americans to vote; and,
�� ensure that constituency-based organizations can run effective voter registration drives.

To achieve these objectives, we engage in advocacy, litigation, research, and technical assistance to:

�� promote voter registration laws, rules, and procedures that facilitate, rather than impede, voter registration;
�� ensure that list maintenance procedures do not remove eligible voters; and,
�� advance innovative solutions that remove the barriers to voting.

This work is conducted through three major program areas: Voter Participation, Election Administration, and Government Agency Voter Registration.

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