Agency-Based Registration

The ability to cast a ballot that will be counted is a fundamental freedom that protects the other essential rights that Americans hold dear. The freedom to vote is how Americans, regardless of privilege or economic status, maintain the power to hold their elected representatives accountable for...
05/17/2012
Publication
This unanimous panel decision was written by Chief Judge Briscoe and was joined by Judges Gorsuch and Matheson.  The U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in support of Plaintiff Allers in the HSD appeal.  The case captions are Valdez v. Squier, No. 11-2063 (10th...
02/22/2012
Publication
The federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the State of New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) violated Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) by improperly withholding voter registration applications from certain public assistance clients.  ...
02/22/2012
Press Release
On February 1, 2012 a U.S. District Court denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Demos and a coalition of voting rights groups to remedy the State of Georgia's failure to provide voter registration services at public assistance offices, as required by Section 7 of the National Voter...
02/03/2012
Publication
We write on behalf of New England United for Justice, persons eligible to register to vote that it represents, and others similarly situated to notify you that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is not in compliance with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (“NVRA”), 42 U.S.C. §...
12/08/2011
Publication
Instead of addressing real problems with Michigan’s election system, these bills address phantom problems that will only serve to create further confusion and needlessly erect barriers to the ballot box. We urge this committee to reject these bills and work on bi-partisan reforms that will ensure...
11/30/2011
Publication
A marked change in course can be seen at the end of 2006, when Demos and partners' NVRA enforcement work began in earnest. 
11/22/2011
Data Byte
The greatest impact of NVRA implementation was seen in Missouri and Ohio. 
11/22/2011
Data Byte
As public concern grows over deepening economic and political inequality, there’s good news to report in five states: 1 million additional members of the 99 percent have filled out voter registration forms at public assistance agencies since 2007. This milestone reflects Demos’ work helping five...
11/21/2011
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