Automatic Voter Registration

This page contains general information on Automatic Voter Registration.
 


Alaska.  
California.  
Colorado.  
District of Columbia.  
Georgia.  
Illinois.  
Maryland.  
New Jersey.  
Oregon.  
Rhode Island.  
Vermont.  
Washington.  
West Virginia.  
   

We'll have what they're having.
 

 

 

The Brennan Center

 

The Brennan Center, located at NYU Law School, is one of the best legal institutes in the country on voting.  They keep a page on Automatic Voter Registration that's pretty up-to-date in terms of tracking initiatives state-by-state.  Automatic Voter Registration, which could add 50 million voters to the rolls, is their signature proposal.  Click the link to get a nationwide overview.


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THE CASE FOR AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION


This is a position paper by the Brennan Center on why Automatic Voter Registration makes so much sense.  


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JEANNE ATKINS ON IMPLEMENTING AVR IN OREGON


Jeanne Atkins, the former Secretary of State of Oregon, was the first to implement AVR.
In this WBUR interview, she talks about its extraordinary results there. 

 
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How A Mass. 'Motor Voter' Law Could Work: Two bills pending at the Massachusetts State House would change voter registration. One would allow same-day voter registration and the other that would allow the automatic registration of eligible voters — a so called "motor voter" law. We talk to the former Oregon Secretary of State about their first-in-the-nation automatic voter registration system.

Guest: Jeanne Atkins, former Oregon secretary of state and current head of the Democratic Party of Oregon.


 

WORKING WITH LOCAL AGENCIES TO ADOPT AVR


In states that haven't adopted AVR, activists can lobby local governmental
agencies to begin to do so.  This isn't as hard as it seems, as all agencies
are required to harvest voter registration contact data.  NYC registers voters
at 25 city agencies.