The latest on what we’re doing and what we’re paying attention to.

States: Virginia
November 6, 2017

A new analysis by the Voter Participation Center of 2017 absentee voting and early voting in Virginia shows that key groups in the Rising American Electorate — unmarried women, people of color, and young people — have voted in higher numbers than they did in the 2013 Virginia elections.

July 21, 2017

Kevin Robillard writes in Politico about our latest research with Lake Research Partners on voter drop-off:

The Voter Participation Center is out with a report suggesting 40 million Americans who voted 2016 won’t vote in 2018. The conclusion is based on research from Lake Research Partners.

February 7, 2017|Voting Rights

Voting needs to be fair and accessible for all Americans who qualify. And that’s why the bill that just passed in the Virginia House of Delegates to require proof of U.S. citizenship before Virginians can register to vote in state and local elections is so wrong.

November 4, 2016

At the end of the most successful voter registration drive in our history, we’ve helped nearly 1 million Americans register to vote this campaign season. Learn more about how we’ve helped the Rising American Electorate register and vote in this crucial election year.

September 7, 2016

This week, we’re mailing out almost 10 million more voter registration forms — bringing our 2016 total to over 21 million.

June 16, 2016|Voting Rights

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) applauds the request by the League of Women Voters of Virginia, Demos and Project Vote to intervene in a legal battle to prevent an unnecessary and improper purge of voter rolls in advance of the 2016 election.

The Voter Participation Center is the country’s largest mail-based registration organization.

June 13, 2016

Voter Forms Sent to Unregistered People of Color, Unmarried Women and Millennials in 13 U.S. States

The Voter Participation Center is mailing more than 7.4 million registration applications in June to prospective voters in 13 states, spanning coast to coast. In partnership with key national allies, VPC is helping unregistered eligible voters participate in our democracy and has already made it fast and easy for more than a quarter-million people to register this election season.

“There are about 53 million people of color, unmarried women and millennials who are not currently registered to vote,” said Page Gardner, President and CEO of the non-profit and non-partisan Voter Participation Center. “We are making it possible for their voices to be heard at the voting booth this presidential election year, making registration more efficient and effective.”

VPC’s ambitious June mail program comes on the heels of a similar effort in March, when VPC mailed more than 4 million registration applications to prospective voters in 20 states.

March 24, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that we’re mailing more than 4 million registration applications in March to prospective voters in 20 states, spanning coast to coast. In partnership with key national allies, we’re helping unregistered eligible voters participate in our democracy.

“There are about 53 million people of color, unmarried women, and millennials who are not currently registered to vote,” said Page Gardner, our president and CEO.

February 26, 2016|Voter Participation Data Center Posts

The Rising American Electorate is poised to play a major role in the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses. Learn more at the Voter Participation Data Center.

January 4, 2016|Voter Participation Data Center Posts

Here’s an updated look at the median earnings, health insurance coverage and poverty rates for unmarried women in 16 states.

Voting Rights Updates

Get the latest updates on the ongoing struggle to defend voting rights and make it easier to vote.