Same-Day Registration

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
Election Day Registration (EDR) is a variety of Same Day Registration (SDR) that allows eligible voters to register and cast a ballot on Election Day. This “how-to guide” on EDR implementation and administration distills election officials’ first-hand insights into the effective implementation of...
02/15/2012
Publication
Pew’s new report, “Inaccurate, Costly and Inefficient,” helpfully sheds light on the most serious problem in our election system: the failures of our voter registration system.  It demonstrates that while many elected officials in states across the country have focused on...
02/14/2012
Blog
CHARLESTON — Lawmakers heard discussion on allowing same-day voter registration in West Virginia, though some questioned the costs and the security of such a plan. Members of Subcommittee C of the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary heard from experts and election officials in North Carolina...
01/10/2012
News/Resource
CHARLESTON — Same-day voter registration pulls more citizens to the polls, causes no major headaches or expenses, and is almost devoid of fraud, West Virginia lawmakers were told Monday by North Carolina election authorities. While no bill actually was before Judiciary Subcommittee C, the issue...
01/10/2012
News/Resource
Benefits of Same Day Registration Same Day Registration Increases Voter Turnout   States with SDR have historically seen average turnout rates that are 10 to 12 percentage points higher that non-SDR states. They led the nation by 7 percentage points in the high-turnout 2008 presidential...
01/09/2012
Publication
HARLESTON, W.Va. -- Advocates of same-day voter registration say the process enfranchises thousands of voters with minimal cost, and little risk of voter fraud. "It's proven to be a very effective means to improve voter participation," Steven Carbo, senior director of the nonpartisan foundation...
01/09/2012
News/Resource
Last Tuesday, Mainers went to the polls and successfully defended Same-Day Registration in their state. Earlier this year, the Maine legislature had repealed the decades-old practice based on baseless claims of rampant voter fraud -- fraud that Charlie Webster, Chair of Maine’s Republican Party,...
11/14/2011
Blog
NEW YORK-- On Tuesday, voters in Maine decisively voiced their support for fair and open elections.  By a 3 to 2 margin, voters restored the option of Same Day Registration, rejecting the Republican-sponsored effort to make voting more difficult. Miles Rapoport, President of Demos, former...
11/09/2011
Press Release
Long-standing efforts to increase the number of low-income voters have been paying off. Several voting rights groups point to data from the federal Election Assistance Commission that show an increase in new voter registrations coming from public-assistance agencies.   Almost 20 years later...
11/08/2011
News/Resource
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