Toward an Equal Electorate: Five States' Gains Under the National Voter Registration Act

Toward an Equal Electorate: Five States' Gains Under the National Voter Registration Act

October 29, 2008
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Toward an Equal Electorate draws upon available data to show that low-income voter registration in public assistance agencies have increased anywhere from 22 percent to over 2,600 percent compared to previous years. In the five states examined — North Carolina, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Missouri — an additional 125,290 low-income voters have registered at public assistance agencies prior to the November election, most within the past several months.