Online Registration

Registration as Close as Your Keyboard

The Internet has the potential to be an important tool to engage new voters, particular young people, and to make it easier for all voters to remain engaged in the process.

IMG_0592BOnline voter registration is a promising and forward-looking method for states to expand the options available to eligible citizens to register to vote.

As states increasingly add online voter registration to the mix, legislators should construct a system that maximizes the number of eligible citizens who can take advantage of the opportunity to register online and keep their information updated.

As online registration becomes more widely available, it will continue to increase the accuracy of the voter rolls, reduce costs, and bring more Americans into the electoral process.

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For State Elections Officials, a Slow Move Online

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Project Vote has drafted proposals under which voters could register online and then supply their signature when voting, as is practiced for registering by mail. Read more

Voting rights are still under attack in 2012, but voting rights advocates see some signs of hope

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The first month of this election year has already seen a concerted and coordinated movement to roll back voting rights across the country. These legislative trends, which could have a powerful impact on turnout in the 2012 election and beyond, are summarized in a new report released Monday from Project Vote. Read more

California Governor Approves Voter Registration Bills

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This week, California Governor Jerry Brown approved two new election bills in an effort to “promote and encourage” voter registration... Read more

Talking Points: Online Voter Registration

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This document provides a talking points for lawmakers and advocates to support of online voter registration policies. Read more

Model Testimony: Online Voter Registration

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This document provides a template for lawmakers and other interested parties to draft bills in support of online voter registration. Read more

Model Bill: Online Voter Registration

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This document provides a template for lawmakers and other interested parties to draft bills in support of online voter registration. Read more

Research Memo: Internet Access and Voter Registration

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This 2009 memo examines one limitation to online voter registration when it comes to closing existing demographic disparities in voter registration rates: Internet access. Read more