Voter Registration Modernization

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
A Fallible 'Fail-Safe' provides a snapshot of provisional balloting problems experienced by voters across the nation in November 2006, as reported by Election Protection volunteers. While provisional ballots may comprise only a fraction of the national vote, as this report shows, they determined...
11/20/2007
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
Democracy Program Senior Policy Analyst Scott Novakowski delivers testimony before the Election Assistance Commission on its role in NVRA implementation, September 6, 2007.
09/06/2007
Publication
Missouri — Today, Demos and Project Vote, representing the community group ACORN, sent a letter of intent to sue the Missouri Department of Social Services if the state doesn't comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) to provide voter registration opportunities in public...
08/23/2007
Press Release
New York, NY — North Carolina is taking a number of steps to be in full compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, specifically its requirement that states offer voter registration opportunities in public assistance agencies, according to a new report published this week by...
05/08/2007
Press Release
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