Same Day Registration

My recent Demos explainer discuss the implications of the class bias in voter turnout. Over the last three decades, research suggests, the class bias of the voting public has increased dramatically. In the 2012 election, there was a 33 point gap between the turnout rate of the highest bracket ($150...
10/30/2014
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Today is National Voter Registration Day, a coordinated day of action to raise awareness around voter registration and to help eligible voters register. Millions of people don’t vote every election because they missed a registration deadline or don’t know how to register. In the 2012 election, 71.2...
09/24/2013
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The following is a published Letter to the Editor to the New York Times in response to their editorial "The Decline of North Carolina." The attack on voting rights in North Carolina is a shameful attempt by the state’s politicians to curtail access to the ballot, in ways devised...
07/18/2013
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New York, NY – Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law landmark legislation that will allow voters to both register to vote and cast a ballot during the state’s early voting period. Twelve states and the District of Columbia now offer Same Day Registration. Senate Bill 279 also...
05/02/2013
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An influential state lawmaker in North Carolina is launching an effort to make it harder for his state’s citizens to vote. It’s a development that should trouble voters, especially because North Carolina’s election process has been improving lately. To residents in the...
04/05/2013
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An influential state lawmaker in North Carolina is launching an effort to make it harder for his state’s citizens to vote. It’s a development that should trouble voters, especially because North Carolina’s election process has been improving lately. To residents in the...
04/05/2013
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The push for Same Day Registration has encountered a curious adversary in some states this year – county clerks. The latest example is Utah, where the state Senate killed a SDR bill last week on an 18-10 vote. Under current state law, Utahans must register at least 15 days before an election...
03/19/2013
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When it comes to Election Day, Minnesota and Montana are very different animals. Despite its size, most of Minnesota’s increasingly diverse population resides in the state’s major cities, while three-quarters of Montana voters live in a county with fewer than 100,000 residents. And...
03/18/2013
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More data from the 2012 election is in, and it’s tough to deny that the health of democracy and safety of your voting rights vary widely depending on where you live. That finding comes through clearly in a new report from Nonprofit VOTE, a nonpartisan group that encourages nonprofits to...
03/14/2013
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President Obama and some members of Congress have made waves recently with calls for voting reform. But your access to the ballot probably depends more on what’s going on at the nearest statehouse. With state legislative sessions well underway, lawmakers across the country have unleashed a...
02/27/2013
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