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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
“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...
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...