Voter Registration Modernization

Leading National Advocacy Organizations File Suit to Enforce Federal National Voter Registration Act Kansas City, MO — The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and St. Louis resident Dionne O'Neal have filed a federal lawsuit today charging that the state of Missouri...
04/22/2008
Press Release
We have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should Vermont adopt Election Day Registration (EDR). Under the system proposed in Vermont, eligible voters who miss the current six-day deadline for registering by mail may be able to register to vote on Election Day. The availability of Election...
04/01/2008
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When Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) in 1993, its goals were to “increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote in elections for Federal office” and “protect the integrity of the electoral process.”Yet, while most states created effective programs for mail-...
04/01/2008
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Testimony delivered by Democracy Program Counsel Lisa J. Danetz before the Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections United States House of Representatives on April 1, 2008.
04/01/2008
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Turnout Increases of 5 to 10 Percent Possible Under Legislation Currently Before Statehouse Boston, MA — Voter participation in Massachusetts will significantly increase if the state passes Election Day Registration (EDR) into law, according to a new report published today by national public policy...
03/20/2008
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denies California's petition for rehearing en banc in Porter v. Bowen, leaving standing an August 2007 ruling by a three-judge panel that the First Amendment protects so-called "vote-swapping" websites from threats of criminal...
03/13/2008
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Voting Rights Groups Demos and Project Vote Send Intent to Sue Notices to Arizona and Florida for Noncompliance with National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Washington, DC — As the nation prepares for the 2008 election, a new study reveals that many states are routinely failing to offer low-income...
02/12/2008
Press Release
Testimony of Democracy Program Director Stuart Comstock-Gay before the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee of the Nebraska State Legislature.
01/31/2008
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Demos and Project Vote sent a letter to Secretary of State Jan Brewer informing her that Arizona's Department of Economic Security (DES) as well as Department of Health Services (DHS) are not in full compliance with the National Voter Registration Act, citing evidence of failures to offer voter...
01/29/2008
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Demos and Project Vote sent a letter to Secretary of State Kurt Browning informing him that Florida's Department of Health Services (DHS) as well as Department of Children and Families (DCF) are not in full compliance with the National Voter Registration Act, citing evidence of failures to offer...
01/29/2008
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