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Same Day Registration (SDR) allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day. Depending on the state, this one-stop process for registering and voting may be offered on Election Day, during the early voting period, or both.
If we do not close voter turnout gaps, our democracy is destined to become less and less representative in the coming decades.
This Demos Explainer explores the tension between political support for deficit reduction versus job creation and economic security policies.
While GDP has been steadily increasing, indicating a growing economy, other metrics of progress show a very different picture.
Every year, millions of eligible voters fall through the cracks of our antiquated voter registration system because they have moved sometime in the last year.
In November 2014, voters in Montana will face a very important choice: to repeal or to continue SDR. They should keep it.
Large disparities in turnout benefit the donor class.
How our work to enforce Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act has resulted in over 3 million new voter registration applications through public assistance agencies.
Are States Complying with the Motor Voter Requirements of the National Voter Registration Act?
Our current voter registration system, which is designed as a voter-initiated or “self-registration” system, creates barriers to registration that do not serve any significant purpose in a democracy. Automatic voter registration is the answer.
When someone from another country goes through the difficult process of becoming a naturalized American citizen, he or she should be entitled to full participation in our nation's democracy.
In this report, we review a number of election laws and policies in 10 states chosen because they are expected to have close elections.
Protecting The Freedom To Vote Against Wrongful Challenges And Intimidation
America needs an election process that is efficient, trustworthy, and welcoming. We need a renewed sense of citizenship and service, and a government that people can believe in.
Results of a telephone survey of local election officials in Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
States are failing low-income communities and our nation's democracy by not adequately complying with federal law that requires human services agencies to provide voter registration services.
According to all available data, the voter participation rate of the first Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, is among the lowest of any ethnic group in the country. There are complex historical and cultural reasons that make the issue of voting among American Indians and Alaska Natives unique.
Best-practice recommendations from “Got ID?” programs
The key provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) that have successfully allowed millions of eligible voters to register.
This Explainer describes the legal requirements states must follow when maintaining voter rolls.