Advocates Push for Same-Day Registration

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 Demos, told members of a Joint Judiciary interim committee Monday.
 
He said same-day registration makes sense with a highly mobile population, where roughly 25 million voting-age Americans move to new addresses in any given year.
 
Read the Full Testimony from Steven Carbo: "The Benefits of Same-Day Registration" 
 
Carbo said nine states and the District of Columbia currently have same-day registration, and states that have adopted the policy have experienced upswings in voter turnout, with a reduction in provisional or challenged ballots.