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Format: 04-18-2014
Format: 04-18-2014
A person’s voter registration should remain valid when he or she moves within the state. Centralized statewide voter registration databases are essential to provide portable registration....
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
Eligible 16 and 17 year olds should be pre-registered to vote and automatically added to voting rolls when they turn 18. Targeted outreach to young eligible voters leads to substantial increases...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
Third party voter registration drives are a critical component to ensuring eligible voters are registered. States should permit third party registration drives without restrictive limitations....
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
Early voting allows eligible voters more time to review issues and cast their ballot. Early voting can increase voter participation. States should expand early in-person voting locations and...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
States should provide uniform poll worker training before Election Day to ensure Election Day runs smoothly. Polls workers should receive a uniform wage across the state. Poll worker recruitment...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
Ballot design should be simple and straightforward to ensure voters understand for whom and for what they are casting their votes. Ballots should be written in clear, plain language. Ballot...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
Election administration should not be affected by partisan goals. Partisan election administration increases the risk of disenfranchisement. Non-partisan election administration boosts faith and...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
Overly burdensome photo ID laws add an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy that disenfranchises millions of otherwise eligible voters. Photo ID requirements place tremendous fiscal burdens on states...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
Provisional ballots are not counted as regular ballots and should be used in only very limited situations. Provisional ballots cast solely because an eligible voter voted in the wrong precinct or...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
Nearly six million people are denied the right to vote due to felony offenses, even if they have completed their sentences. One out of every 13 eligible African Americans of voting age has lost...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy