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Format: 09-23-2018
Format: 09-23-2018
While the United States has come a long way in expanding the franchise over the past 220 years, barriers to participation still exist and these barriers disproportionately impact low-income citizens...
February 7, 2010 | Policy Brief |
Scott Novakowski
A central goal of any automatic voter registration proposal should be a representative electorate in which all eligible citizens, including those from historically underrepresented communities, are...
February 5, 2010 | Report |
Scott Novakowski
“Same Day Registration” (SDR) allows eligible citizens to register and vote on or before Election Day.  In doing so, SDR greatly enhances the opportunity for Americans to participate in the...
February 4, 2010 | Policy Brief |
Regina M. Eaton
Report authors R. Michael Alvarez and Jonathan Nagler have analyzed the likely impact on voter turnout should New Mexico adopt Same Day Registration (SDR). Under the system proposed in New Mexico,...
January 27, 2010 | Policy Brief |
R. Michael Alvarez
Jonathan Nagler
The Ohio Secretary of State (SOS) and the Director of the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) entered into a settlement agreement on November 25, 2009, concluding a lawsuit brought...
November 30, 2009 | Litigation |
From the Harvard Law and Policy Review Since the passage of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002, requiring people to present identification to vote has become one of the most...
October 26, 2009 | Report |
Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) in 1993 in order to increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote in federal elections. To help meet this goal, Section 7 of...
October 6, 2009 | Policy Brief |
R. Michael Alvarez
Jonathan Nagler
At this unique time in our nation's history, when we are faced with tremendous challenges on every front, experts and advocates for strengthening democracy came together to create new momentum and...
October 5, 2009 | Report |
Archon Fung
Joe Goldman
Martha McCoy
High rates of geographic mobility in the United States, combined with requirements for re-registration that often accompany an address change, contribute significantly to America's low rates of voter...
July 24, 2009 | Policy Brief |