Human Rights

INSTITUTE INDEX: Lawsuit ends Georgia's onerous voter registration rules as other states consider them

February 17, 2017 - Georgia will have to do away with its exact-match voter registration verification scheme thanks to a lawsuit filed last year by voting rights advocacy groups. The program resulted in the disenfranchisement of some 42,000 people, disproportionately people of color — but now it's being considered by other states including Florida, Virginia and West Virginia.