The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy. Women, people of color and low-income individuals have historically faced significant barriers to voting – and many still do. Purging legal voters from voter lists, providing false and misleading information to voters, the disenfranchisement of former prisoners, and acts of intimidation persist in preventing members of certain groups from exercising the right to vote. All eligible voters should be able to vote without the fear of disenfranchisement.
Practices and tactics that disenfranchise voters undermine Americans’ constitutionally-protected right to vote. Every eligible person in the United States should be able to routinely, easily and successfully exercise his or her right to vote.