Election-Day Registration

We have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should California adopt Election Day Registration (EDR). The availability of EDR procedures should give voters who have not previously registered or need to update their information the opportunity to vote. Consistent with existing research on the...
05/03/2011
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New York – Today, Demos, a national public policy and advocacy center that supports pro-voter election reform, applauded Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer for vetoing an anti-voter measure recently passed by the state legislature. The bill, HB 180, would have rescinded Montana’s so-called “...
04/13/2011
Press Release
We have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should West Virginia adopt Same Day Registration (SDR).1 Under a system proposed2 in West Virginia, eligi- ble voters who miss the current deadline for reg- istering may be able to register to vote during the state’s 17-day early voting period.3...
04/01/2011
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We have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should Nebraska adopt Election Day Registration (EDR). Under the system proposed in Nebraska, eligible voters who miss the current 17 day deadline for registering by mail may be able to register to vote on Election Day. The availability of...
03/02/2011
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Testimony of Allegra Chapman Counsel, Demos Thank you, Chair Hixson, Vice-Chair Rosenberg, Del. Reznik, and all the members of the Ways and Means Committee for inviting me to testify at today's hearing on "Registration and Voting at Polling Places."   My name is Allegra Chapman, and I'm...
02/24/2011
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We have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should Hawaii adopt Election Day Registration (EDR). Under the system proposed in Hawaii, eligible voters who miss the current 30-day deadline for registering by mail may be able to register to vote on Election Day. The availability of Election...
02/16/2011
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Hearing of the Hawaii House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary February 10, 2011 Allow me to thank Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran and the members of the House Committee on the Judiciary for this opportunity to testify on HB 343, the Same Day Registration (SDR)[i] legislation introduced...
02/02/2011
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From the standpoint of voter access and effective administration, the 2010 elections were in many ways a mixed bag.  There were a number of troubling incidents that occurred including voter intimidation and threats of vote suppression, and the structural barriers to voting that keep...
11/04/2010
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Demos Report on National Voter Registration Act Highlights Benefits for Women New York — At the end of 2010 National Women's History Month, it is clear that women are now increasingly falling victim to the worst aspects of the long-term recession. Low-income women have been hit particularly...
03/31/2010
Press Release
Authors R. Michael Alvarez (California Institute of Technology) and Jonathan Nagler (New York University) have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should Maryland adopt Same Day Registration (SDR). Under the system proposed in Maryland, eligible voters who miss the current 21-day deadline...
02/25/2010
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