Same-Day Registration

Make no bones about it: Election Day 2014 was not a good day for progressives. But the overall debacle did include one silver lining, as the people of Montana fought back a repeal of Same-Day Registration. Legislative Referendum 126 (LR-126), which would have cut off the voter registration deadline...
11/07/2014
Blog
Political scientist Michael P. McDonald recently released  preliminary turnout rates at the state (and national) level. These data are preliminary and will be continuously updated, but still yield some insights. Firstly, we can look at the impact of felon disenfrachisement. Research...
11/06/2014
Blog
Voting rights are under attack in the Buckeye State, again. The Ohio General Assembly, similar to a number of state legislatures that have been buoyed by the Supreme Court Shelby decision, has already or is very likely to pass a quartet of voter restriction measures—Senate Bills 238, 216, 205 and...
02/19/2014
Blog
The North Carolina legislature has had a remarkable session. In fact, the amount they have been able to accomplish is almost jaw-dropping—not because it was particularly productive but because it was so bold and unabashed it its attack on low and middle income families and basic elements of...
07/29/2013
Blog
(NEW YORK, NY) – In the wake of the recent passage of disastrous legislation that would repeal North Carolina’s successful Same Day Registration policy and implement barriers to voting, Demos President Miles Rapoport issued the following statement: “Yesterday, the North Carolina legislature turned...
07/25/2013
Press Release
Same Day Registration (SDR) allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day. Depending on the state, this one-stop process for registering and voting may be offered on Election Day, during the early voting period, or both. Eligible voters can also use Same-Day...
03/02/2013
Publication
My name is Steven Carbó, State Advocacy Director at Demos, a national, non-partisan public policy organization that works with policy makers, elections officials, and voter advocates in pursuit of a vibrant democracy with high levels of voting and civic engagement. Achieving this level of...
02/21/2013
Publication
NEW YORK – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Assembly Bill 1436 providing for future implementation of Election Day Voter Registration, also known as “Same Day Registration,” a reform that Demos and over two dozen voting rights organizations supported. In response, Demos President ...
09/25/2012
Press Release
Protecting the freedom to vote for all eligible Americans is of fundamental importance in a democracy founded upon the consent of the governed. One of the most serious threats to the protection of that essential right is the increase in organized efforts, led by groups such as the Tea Party...
09/09/2012
Publication
Connecticut has another opportunity to show the way forward on progressive reform. While many other states are suppressing the vote through strict new voter ID requirements, restrictions on community voter registration drives and shortened early voting periods, Governor Dannel Malloy and Secretary...
05/07/2012
News/Resource
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