Report: "Voting in America: Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot"

The Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration has released its staff report, “Voting in America: Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot.”  The report will be integral to providing a contemporaneous record of ongoing voter discrimination necessary to support H.R. 4 and the full enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.

Click here to view the report.

Hearings

The Subcommittee on Election has held five investigatory hearings with 35 witnesses and collected numerous reports and documents.

Voting In America: Ensuring Free And Fair Access To The Ballot - April 1, 2021

Witnesses:

  • Debo Adegbile, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP

  • Sonja Diaz, Founding Director, Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

  • Marcia Johnson-Blanco, Co-Director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • Allison Riggs, Interim Executive Director/Chief Counsel, Voting Rights, Southern Coalition for Social Justices

  • The Honorable Kim Wyman, Secretary of State, State of Washington

Voting In America: The Potential For Voter List Purges To Interfere With Free And Fair Access To The Ballot - May 6, 2021

  • The Honorable Joshua L. Kaul, Attorney General, State of Wisconsin

  • Sophia Lin Lakin, Deputy Director, Voting Rights Project, ACLU

  • Marc Meredith, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

  • Kaylan Phillips, Litigation Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation

Voting In America: The Potential For Voter ID Laws, Proof-Of-Citizenship Laws, And Lack Of Multi-Lingual Support To Interfere With Free And Fair Access To The Ballot - May 24, 2021

Witnesses

  • Lonna Rae Atkeson, Professor, University of New Mexico

  • Matt Barreto, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Matthew Lee Campbell, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund

  • Harmeet Dhillon, Esq., Founding Partner, Dhillon Law Group

  • Nazita Lajevardi, Professor, Michigan State University

  • Terry Ao Minnis, Senior Director of Census and Voting Programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

  • Lori Roman, President, American Constitutional Rights Union

  • Kira Romero-Craft, Director, Latino Justice PRLDEF

  • Andrea Senteno, Regional Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund

Voting In America: The Potential For Polling Place Quality And Restrictions On Opportunities To Vote To Interfere With Free And Fair Access To The Ballot - June 11, 2021

Witnesses

  • Gilda Daniels, Director of Litigation, Advancement Project

  • Michael C. Herron, Professor, Dartmouth University

  • Danielle Lang, Director, Voting Rights, Campaign Legal Center

  • Isabel Longoria, Elections Administrator, Harris County, Texas

  • Mimi Marziani, President, Texas Civil Rights Project

  • Jesselyn McCurdy, Interim Executive VP for Government Affairs, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

  • Kevin Morris, Quantitative Researcher, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice

  • Donald Palmer, Chair, U.S. Election Assistance Commission

  • Stephen Pettigrew, Director of Data and Science, University of Pennsylvania

  • Ashlee Titus, Board Member and Corporate Secretary, Lawyers Democracy Fund

Voting In America: A National Perspective On The Right To Vote, Methods Of Election, Jurisdictional Boundaries, And Redistricting - June 24, 2021

Witnesses

  • Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Director, Indian Legal Clinic, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

  • Wade Henderson, Interim President & CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

  • Sara Frankenstein, Partner, Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore

  • Thor Hearne, Founding Partner, True North Law Group

  • Eric H. Holder Jr., Chairman, National Democratic Redistricting Committee

  • Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund

  • Thomas Saenz, President & General Counsel, Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

  • Jerry Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

  • Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law

 

Press Conference

The Subcommittee on Elections held a press conference to announce the release of its report on August 6, 2021. Click here to watch the press conference.