Voter Registration Modernization

Voter registrations in Virginia public assistance agencies declined by 87 percent between 1995-1996 and 2005-2006, despite increased enrollment in public benefit programs like food stamps. Field investigators in early 2008 confirmed that state offices were not offering voter registration, as...
10/20/2008
Publication
Full Implementation of National Voter Registration Act Requirement Improves Registration Among Low-Income Voters New York, NY — Virginia has this year taken a number of steps to be in full compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, specifically its requirement that states provide...
10/20/2008
Press Release
Lawful Use of Same-Day Registration No Basis for Voter Witch-Hunt XENIA, OH — Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Stephan Haller and Sheriff Gene Fischer abruptly announced they were dropping an investigation into same-day registrants last week, after Demos and other voting rights...
10/13/2008
Press Release
Demos and other voting rights advocates filed a "friend-of-the court" brief in the Southern District Court of Ohio, pointing out that wholesale purging of state voter rolls based on discrepancies between different government databases would violate the very statute on which the Ohio GOP's lawsuit...
10/07/2008
Publication
Columbus, OH — Demos and other voting rights advocates filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio today urging the court to protect Ohio voters against unlawful purges on the eve of the presidential election.  The Ohio GOP has asked the court to...
10/07/2008
Press Release
A Federal District Court in the Southern District of Ohio issued a ruling refusing a request by the Ohio Republican Party to halt Same-Day Registration, but ruled that the state must permit observers at early voting sites.
09/29/2008
Publication
The Ohio Supreme Court rejected an effort by Ohio Republicans to halt Same-Day Registration (SDR), ruling that the procedure is lawful under longstanding Ohio law.
09/29/2008
Publication
Ruling Praised by Election Policy Center Demos Cleveland, OH--Ohio voters will be able to register and vote an absentee ballot on the same day during the state's early voting period, from September 30th through October 6th, thanks to rulings today in three separate lawsuits in state and federal...
09/29/2008
Press Release
Demos and other voting rights advocates filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief in the Ohio Supreme Court today the court to uphold Ohios procedures allowing a period of Same-Day Registration (SDR) for the upcoming November 2008 election.
09/24/2008
Publication
Demos Joins National Groups in Legal Fight Columbus, OH — Demos and other voting rights advocates filed a brief in the Ohio Supreme Court today urging the court to uphold Ohio.s procedures allowing a period of Same-Day Registration (SDR) for the upcoming November 2008 election. Under provisions...
09/24/2008
Press Release
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