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.
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.
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.
This issue brief from The Brennan Center contains sample legislative language for the main components of a fully modernized voter registration system: (1) one-stop automated registration of eligible citizens who interact with other government agencies; (2) permanent voter registration, so that once a voter is registered, she stays registered regardless of whether she moves within the state; (3) an online interface to check and update registration information; and (4) fail-safe provisions so that voters can correct errors or omissions on the voter rolls up through Election Day.
A recent report from the advocacy group America’s Voice
highlighted the growing power of Latino voters in the upcoming 2010
elections. Latino voters played a critical role in 2008 to propel
President Obama to victory in several key swing states that previously
trended Republican, including Virginia. Latino voter
registration and turnout rates have exploded over the past few years:
roughly 10 million voted in the 2008 Presidential election alone, a 2.5
million increase from 2004 and 4 million person increase since 2000.
Latino voter registration grew by over 54% between 2000 and 2008, and
turnout grew 64% over the same time period.