Election-Day Registration

Authors R. Michael Alvarez (California Institute of Technology) and Jonathan Nagler (New York University) 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 30-day deadline for...
02/11/2008
Publication
Testimony of Democracy Program Director Stuart Comstock-Gay before the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee of the Nebraska State Legislature.
01/31/2008
Publication
With the governor Chet Culver's pen stroke, Iowa became the eighth state in the nation to extend the franchise to otherwise eligible citizens who had not yet registered to vote at the close of voter registration deadlines. This report recounts the successful implementation of Election Day...
12/06/2007
Publication
To assess the validity of assertions that enactment of Election Day Registration results in administrative complexity, implementation costs, and the potential for error or fraud, Demos conducted a telephone survey of local election officials in EDR states; Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire,...
11/20/2007
Publication
Demos President Miles Rapoport delivers testimony on EDR before the U.S. House Administration Sub-committee on Elections, November 9, 2007                      
11/09/2007
Publication
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...
11/06/2007
Publication
R. Michael Alvarez of the California Institute of Technology and Jonathan Nagler of NYU analyze the likely impact of Election Day Registration on voter turnout in Iowa. Overall turnout could go up by 4.9 percent. Turnout among those aged 18 to 25 could increase by 10.7 percent under EDR....
11/06/2007
Publication
Des Moines, IA — Voter participation in Iowa will significantly increase if the state passes Election Day Registration (EDR) into law, according to a new report published today by national election reform research and policy group Demos and released in collaboration with the Iowa Citizen...
03/22/2007
Press Release
New York, NY — More than three-quarters of a million Americans were able to cast their ballot in November 2006 because of Election Day Registration (EDR), according to a new report published this week by Demos. Voters Win with Election Day Registration demonstrates that, election after...
02/22/2007
Press Release
NEWARK, NJ — In an effort to increase voter participation in the Garden State, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and other high-profile voter rights' advocates, during a public forum today, will urge New Jersey to reform state election law to allow residents in future elections...
10/19/2006
Press Release
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