Election-Day Registration

Long-standing efforts to increase the number of low-income voters have been paying off. Several voting rights groups point to data from the federal Election Assistance Commission that show an increase in new voter registrations coming from public-assistance agencies.   Almost 20 years later...
11/08/2011
News/Resource
The citizens of Maine will be voting tomorrow whether to keep the same-day registration system that they’ve had for nearly four decades. Since 1973, Maine voters have been able to walk into a polling place or a municipal clerk’s office on Election Day and register to vote. Despite the...
11/07/2011
Blog
Mainers will have the privilege and the duty on Nov. 8 to protect the state’s long tradition of letting each of its citizens vote. By voting yes on Question 1 and reaffirming the right to Election Day voter registration, Mainers can follow this state’s tradition of almost 200 years of enlarging the...
11/04/2011
News/Resource
Demos Democracy Program Counsel Allegra Chapman's testimony before the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature on the benefits of Same Day Registration.
08/09/2011
Publication
Testimony of Steven Carbo Senior Program Director SB 641 Demos is a national, non-partisan research and advocacy organization headquartered in New York City.  Our Democracy Program works with policy makers, advocates and scholars around the nation to strengthen democracy by reducing barriers...
07/05/2011
Publication
New York, NY – Steve Carbo, Senior Program Director of the Democracy Program, issued the following statement praising the recent passage of California Senate Bill 641. "While voters across the nation continued to confront a wave of vote suppression legislation, Californians enjoyed a welcome...
06/03/2011
Press Release
“Same Day Registration” (SDR) greatly expands opportunities for Americans to participate in the electoral process and cast a ballot that will be properly counted by allowing citizens to register and vote on Election Day or during the period immediately preceding an election. States that allow for...
05/26/2011
Publication
Experts have projected substantial voter turnout increases in states that have considered adopting Same Day Registration, with average voting projected to rise by over 4 to nearly 9 percent. Even greater increases are estimated for young people, low-income populations, people of color, newly...
05/11/2011
Data Byte
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