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Voter Registration Modernization

Legislators Call Voter ID Laws a "Grave Mistake," Urge Real Election Modernization

Preventing exceedingly rare voter fraud is not worth the very real consequences to electoral participation among the elderly, youth, and communities of color. That's the message being sent by state legislative leaders across the nation, three of whom - State Del. Jon Cardin (MD), State Rep. Joe Miklosi (CO), and State Rep. Ben Cannon (OR) - co-wrote an op-ed published in the Baltimore Sun this week.

Progressive States Action Testimony for California's SB 397 (Online Voter Registration)

PSA submitted testimony in May 2011 supporting CA's SB 397, which would allow counties to implement an online registration system. 

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.

Project Vote's Model Online Registration Bill

This model bill from Project Vote allows all citizens, regardless of whether they have a government ID, to access an online registration portal in order to register to vote or update their information.

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.

Voter Registration in a Digital Age

Based on documentary research and interviews with election officials in fifteen states, this report explains how paperless voter registration works, reviews its development, and assesses its impact.

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.