On March 7, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (“EO”) 14019 to promote access to voting and voter registration. Among other directives, this EO tasked federal agencies with evaluating how they could expand and promote voter registration opportunities.
State agencies throughout the country have successfully provided voter registration services to customers as part of agency transactions for more than twenty years, as required by the National Voter Registration Act (“NVRA”).
Of particular note, the voter registration opportunities offered by state agencies pursuant to the NVRA have always been unquestionably nonpartisan, and voter registration offered by federal agencies can (and should) be similarly nonpartisan.
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