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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.
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.
September 16, 2015
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.
December 21, 2018
Are States Complying with the Motor Voter Requirements of the National Voter Registration Act?
February 5, 2015
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.
January 20, 2016
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.
December 19, 2011
Tova Andrea Wang
Youjin B. Kim
In this report, we review a number of election laws and policies in 10 states chosen because they are expected to have close elections.
September 16, 2010
Protecting The Freedom To Vote Against Wrongful Challenges And Intimidation
September 10, 2012
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.
September 15, 2008
Results of a telephone survey of local election officials in Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
November 20, 2007
Regina M. Eaton
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.
September 14, 2005
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
April 18, 2012
Tova Andrea Wang
Lawyer's Committee For Civil Rights Under Law
Fair Elections Legal Network
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.
February 15, 2017
This report elevates the voices of affected communities across the country and provides important insights on the quest to vote.
November 25, 2019
Tyson D. King-Meadows
Loren M. Henderson
The case for mandatory participation in U.S. elections.
Our analysis of voter turnout in Ohio’s primary finds large disparities in absentee ballot request rates and voter turnout between predominantly white and non-white neighborhoods.
September 1, 2020