Voting Rights Institute

The Voting Rights Institute of the Democratic National Committee is a permanent organization created to monitor developments in election law, advocate to make voting more accessible, and provide guidance on voting rights and election administration issues. This work is integrally tied to our Party's platform, which commits to fully protecting and enforcing the fundamental right to vote.

The Democratic National Committee is dedicated to ensuring that the process of voting remains open and fair for all eligible Americans. We continue to work to defeat any legislative or political effort that erodes the most fundamental of American rights—the right to vote.

Under the leadership of its chair Donna Brazile, the Voting Rights Institute focuses on the protection and expansion of voting rights in a variety of ways, including:

  • Voting Rights Policy Development
  • Research and Publication
  • Voter Protection Organizing
  • Redistricting Support
  • Voting Rights Litigation Support

Before you cast your ballot, familiarize yourself with the voters' bill of rights. Download copies in English and Spanish below.

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Recent Updates
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    Early voting in Iowa starts today. Iowans were the first to stand with President Obama in 2008, and now, you can be the first again—by voting early and encouraging at least one more person to join you.

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  • Register to vote

    Today is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan event that's encouraging people to make their voices heard and get involved in our democracy by registering to vote. Here's the best part: You can do it all online in just a few steps.

    Just plug your information into the tool we've included in this blog post or at www.gottaregister.com. It really is that simple. And once you're registered, make sure your friends are too. Share this post with five people you know who might not be registered to vote.

  • Are you registered to vote?

    Right now, it’s just 46 days until we have the chance to reelect President Obama and send Democrats to office all over this country. But the excitement has already begun: Absentee ballots are now available in North Carolina, Virginia, and elsewhere.

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