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Format: 09-02-2014
Format: 09-02-2014
As student debt continues to climb, it’s important to understand how our once debt-free system of public universities and colleges has been transformed into a system in which most students borrow,...
March 6, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Robert Hiltonsmith
Tamara Draut
Voting is the bedrock of our democracy. In a government of, by and for the people, casting a ballot is the fundamental means through which we all have a say in the political decisions that affect our...
February 19, 2014 | Report |
Same Day Registration Voter registration deadlines present an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy that impedes the freedom to vote.  Eligible voters should be able to register and vote on the...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
The NVRA was intended to make voter registration widely available at agencies serving the public, and is an important tool for modernizing voter registration. Ensuring compliance with NVRA...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
States should modernize registration procedures by allowing eligible voters to register to vote and update their registrations online. Online registration saves states and localities money....
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
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