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These resources are designed to support federal employees and their partners who are working to implement voter registration at federal agencies, as required by President Biden’s March 7, 2021, Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting.
Campaign
Demos
ACLU
Until voters and elected leaders in Baltimore, Maryland took action to bring small donor public financing to their elections, big money in politics was a growing problem in the city.
Research
Demos
Common Cause Maryland
A coalition of Black and brown community organizations and activists helped enact a first-of-its-kind democracy dollars program in Seattle.
Research
Demos
Washington CAN
In this comment, we provide recommendations for addressing some barriers to voter registration faced by voters with disabilities and voters who are Limited English proficient.
Testimony and Public Comment
Demos
ACLU
A summary of our recommendations for improving the accessibility of Vote.gov, and some specific examples of improvements that can be made.
Testimony and Public Comment
Demos
ACLU
Written testimony of Demos Associate Director of Policy and Research, Amy Traub before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
Testimony and Public Comment
Amy Traub
This report analyzes new voter turnout data to understand how Same-Day Registration (SDR) is reducing barriers to voting and boosting turnout for Black and Latinx Americans.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
Jesse Rhodes
Empowering Small Donors to Break the Vicious Cycle of Racial Exclusion in our Democracy & Economy
Research
For states to realize the NVRA’s promise, they must make registering to vote and updating voter registration addresses an integral part of obtaining a driver’s license or state identification card.
Policy Briefs
Stuart Naifeh
Voter registration operates as a tool of racist voter suppression and has long been weaponized to silence communities of color.   Today, we have the opportunity to change this by providing voter registration at federal agencies.
Policy Briefs
Demos
ACLU