Election-Day Registration

Implementation Guide, Report on 2008 Election BOOST Reform Momentum Now In States New York, NY — The 2008 election had the highest voter participation on record — more than 64 percent of the overall electorate, or 130 million people — and nowhere were those numbers higher than in states...
03/25/2009
Press Release
Demos submitted this testimony from Demos President Miles Rapoport to the House Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, highlighting the denial of voter registration opportunities for low-income voters and veterans, and underscoring the continued systemic problems with the...
03/18/2009
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Allegra Chapman, Counsel in the Democracy Program, delivers testimony on the benefits of Election Day Registration before the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee of the Maryland General Assembly.
02/26/2009
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Report authors R. Michael Alvarez and Jonathan Nagler have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should New Mexico adopt Same Day Registration (SDR). Under the system proposed in New Mexico, eligible voters who miss the current 28-day deadline for registering by mail may be able to register...
02/19/2009
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Allegra Chapman, Counsel in the Democracy Program, delivers testimony on the benefits of Election Day Registration before the House Ways and Means Committee of the Maryland General Assembly.
02/19/2009
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Demos President Miles Rapoport delivers testimony, highlighting Iowa's turnout for the 2008 General Election was the highest in state history largely as a result of EDR recently enacted in the state, EDR states have little to no instance of fraud related to EDR and election officials in EDR states...
02/18/2009
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Demos President Miles Rapoport delivers testimony before the Connecticut Joint Legislative Committee on Government Administration and Elections urging support for a bill introduced by Representative Andy Fleischmann to enact Election Day Voter Registration (EDR) in Connecticut.
02/18/2009
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Lawful Use of Same-Day Registration No Basis for Voter Witch-Hunt XENIA, OH — Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Stephan Haller and Sheriff Gene Fischer abruptly announced they were dropping an investigation into same-day registrants last week, after Demos and other voting rights...
10/13/2008
Press Release
A Federal District Court in the Southern District of Ohio issued a ruling refusing a request by the Ohio Republican Party to halt Same-Day Registration, but ruled that the state must permit observers at early voting sites.
09/29/2008
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