How Paperless Technologies Can Improve Voter Registration Procedures

Cross-posted at Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters

Voter registration modernization is a current buzzword in election circles.  The idea is that new information tools can make the process cheaper, better, and easier for voters and officials alike.  However, at many election forums, this discussion has tended to overlook modernizing the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the so-called "motor-voter" law.

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New Mexico Agrees to Implement “Motor Voter” Law

Cross-posted at Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters.

Many Americans gain access to the ballot when they make a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles. In fact, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission reports that 30 percent of voter registration applications collected between 2007 and 2008 were from people who registered to vote while applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses or state IDs. Although every American is supposed to have had access to this opportunity under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) since 1993, such has not always been the case, particularly in New Mexico.

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Justice Department Stands Behind Voter Registration Law

Cross-posted at Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters

By Steven Rosenfeld

Modernizing voter registration services has been a big theme in policy and government circles since the 2008 presidential election.  But a new effort by the Department of Justice to better implement a 20th century voting rights law, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA)—known as the motor voter bill—could make equally big waves, potentially adding millions of voters to official lists.

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Complying with the NVRA: States Learn that Voter Registration through Public Agencies Works

Cross-Posted to Project Vote's blog,Voting Matters

After 15 years of declining compliance, several states are being brought into line with the National Voter Registration Act, a key federal election law that could help hundreds of thousands of citizens register to vote every year. Though some states are coming around due to lawsuits filed by voting rights organizations, others are voluntarily beginning to adhere to the NVRA. This week Project Vote released two new publications that explain what states are doing wrong and offer best practices for improvement.

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A Leap Forward for NVRA Compliance Monitoring in Florida

Cross-posted to Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters

Florida is joining a number of states that are utilizing technology to improve compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

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