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Voters Across Nation Push Back Against Right-Wing Overreach in the States

Exactly one year ago, conservatives swept the states on Election Day, thanks to promises to focus on jobs and the economy. But in states where conservatives were able to advance their agenda in 2011 sessions, voters only saw attacks on workers, the middle class, women, immigrants, and historically disenfranchised communities. This week, voters from every corner of the nation - form Ohio to Maine to Arizona to Mississippi - sent a striking and direct message in response, rejecting the overreach of right-wing legislatures and governors in 2011 on a range of issues.

Progressive States Action Testimony for Hawaii's HB 343 (Same Day Registration)

PSA submitted testimony in February 2011 for HI HB 343, a bill that would allow same day voter registration.  Our testimony highlights the success of the reform in other states as well as offers the perspectives of legislators in other states regarding the value of SDR.

Modernizing Voter Registration: Momentum in the States

This Brennan Center report looks at the various ways in which states began to move toward a system in which voters are automatically and permanently added to the rolls, with fail-safes in case of government mistakes.

Election Day Voter Registration in Hawaii

This report, commissioned by Demos, finds that turnout among certain demographics in Hawaii could increase as much as 9.9% if the state implements Election Day registration.

Election Day Registration: Best Practices

This guide focuses on key areas such as poll worker recruiting and training, EDR administration, avoiding confusion and congestion, addressing special populations and looking ahead to the future.

Voters Win With Same Day Registration

Demos examines statistics from the 2008 elections in this fact sheet, and finds that same day registration greatly enhances the opportunity for Americans to participate in the electoral process.

Voters Win With Same Day Registration, 2010 Midterm Elections Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from Demos finds that, historically, states that allow for Same Day Registration consistently lead the nation in voter turnout, and that trend continued in the 2010 midterms elections.

Voting System Scorecard: Are states serving the rising electorate?

This detailed 50-state scorecard from Rock The Vote ranks evaluated state voting laws with an on a 21-point scale that aims to assess how well states are serving young voters in three categories: voter registration, ease of casting a ballot, and encouraging young voter participation.