Election-Day Registration

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected an effort by Ohio Republicans to halt Same-Day Registration (SDR), ruling that the procedure is lawful under longstanding Ohio law.
09/29/2008
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Ruling Praised by Election Policy Center Demos Cleveland, OH--Ohio voters will be able to register and vote an absentee ballot on the same day during the state's early voting period, from September 30th through October 6th, thanks to rulings today in three separate lawsuits in state and federal...
09/29/2008
Press Release
Siding with voting rights groups and Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, U.S. District Judge James Gwin of the Northern District of Ohio held that county boards of elections must allow simultaneous registration and absentee voting during the upcoming early voting period in order to comply...
09/28/2008
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Demos and other voting rights advocates filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief in the Ohio Supreme Court today the court to uphold Ohios procedures allowing a period of Same-Day Registration (SDR) for the upcoming November 2008 election.
09/24/2008
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Demos Joins National Groups in Legal Fight Columbus, OH — Demos and other voting rights advocates filed a brief in the Ohio Supreme Court today urging the court to uphold Ohio.s procedures allowing a period of Same-Day Registration (SDR) for the upcoming November 2008 election. Under provisions...
09/24/2008
Press Release
Election Day Registration (EDR), which allows eligible voters to register and cast a ballot on Election Day, is a reform that reduces the unnecessary disfranchisement of eligible voters that may be caused by arbitrary registration deadlines. For many years, six states (Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New...
08/15/2008
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2007 was the first year that the North Carolina General Assembly seriously considered Same Day Registration. SDR bills had been introduced in prior years and attracted legislative support, but never gained sufficient traction. This report recounts North Carolina's road to Same Day Registration from...
05/01/2008
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We have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should Vermont adopt Election Day Registration (EDR). Under the system proposed in Vermont, eligible voters who miss the current six-day deadline for registering by mail may be able to register to vote on Election Day. The availability of Election...
04/01/2008
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When Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) in 1993, its goals were to “increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote in elections for Federal office” and “protect the integrity of the electoral process.”Yet, while most states created effective programs for mail-...
04/01/2008
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Turnout Increases of 5 to 10 Percent Possible Under Legislation Currently Before Statehouse Boston, MA — Voter participation in Massachusetts will significantly increase if the state passes Election Day Registration (EDR) into law, according to a new report published today by national public policy...
03/20/2008
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