National Voter Registration Act

Democracy works as intended when all citizens are able to participate and make their voices heard. While the United States has come a long way in expanding the franchise over the past 220 years, barriers to participation still exist and these barriers disproportionately affect low-income citizens....
07/22/2010
Publication
Work by Demos and its partners suggests that millions of low-income Americans can be brought into the political process through proper implementation of an often-neglected provision of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) that requires states to provide voter registration services to...
07/22/2010
Publication
The Great Recession of 2008 and its after-effects still are radically impacting the lives of millions. While men initially bore the heavier burden, women are now increasingly falling victim to unemployment, fore- closure, and eviction. Low-income women have been hit particularly hard. Women’s...
03/31/2010
Publication
The court finds that the New York public college and university system violates the National Voter Registration Act by failing to offer voter registration opportunities at those offices serving disabled students at the state's public universities and colleges, which the statute requires.
03/22/2010
Publication
While the United States has come a long way in expanding the franchise over the past 220 years, barriers to participation still exist and these barriers disproportionately impact low-income citizens. In 2008, over 11 million low-income adult citizens remained unregistered to vote and the...
02/07/2010
Publication
As Demos approaches its 10-year anniversary, a profile of where Demos was and where it is now. Demos has done pioneering work on a wide variety of issues. One of its principal efforts has been expanding democratic participation, especially among people often left out of the process. The...
12/14/2009
News/Resource
The Ohio Secretary of State (SOS) and the Director of the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) entered into a settlement agreement on November 25, 2009, concluding a lawsuit brought three years earlier by low-income residents Carrie Harkless and Tameca Mardis and ACORN to ensure that...
11/30/2009
Publication
Hundreds of Thousands of Low-Income Ohioans to Benefit Cleveland, OH — Low-income Ohio citizens will be ensured access to voter registration at Ohio public assistance offices as a result of a settlement agreement submitted to Federal District Court Judge Patricia A. Gaughan over this...
11/30/2009
Press Release
New York — Dramatic increases in low-income voter registrations at public assistance agencies have occurred recently in five states that have taken steps to improve their compliance with a requirement of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), according to a new report by Demos, a non-partisan...
10/28/2009
Press Release
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