Paperless Registration

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IMG_0600Paperless voter registration systems provide exciting new opportunities for improving access to voter registration among groups traditionally underrepresented in the electorate.

Specifically, paperless voter registration processes can be developed economically and can seamlessly integrate and transfer existing electronic data collected at voter registration agencies and the DMV to election officials. Such systems will allow states to:

•  Reach underrepresented groups in the electorate;

•  Reduce costs associated with paper applications; and

•  Efficiently and consistently maintain voter rolls.

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Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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Last week, in his final State of the Union Address, President Obama indicated his interest in modernizing our election system... Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities: Fall 2015

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In latest edition of our Threats and Opportunities series, Erin Ferns Lee examines the status of important election bills—harmful and helpful—that were introduced in 2015. Read more

Calif. Gov. Addresses Proposed Changes in Voter Registration Law

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California Governor Jerry Brown addressed key changes to state voter registration law Friday, just before his deadline to approve new... Read more

Paperless Registration Could Fix Maryland’s ‘Broken’ System

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In a recent Baltimore Sun opinion piece, former chief of the Justice Department’s Voting Section, John Tanner offers a solution to... Read more

Model Testimony: Paperless Registration

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This document provides a template for advocates, citizens, and other interested parties to write testimony in support of paperless voter registration legislation. Read more

Model Bill: Paperless Registration

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

Fact Sheet: Paperless Voter Registration Benefits

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Paperless voter registration systems provide exciting new opportunities for improving access to voter registration among groups traditionally underrepresented in the electorate. Specifically, paperless voter registration processes can be developed economically and can seamlessly integrate and transfer existing electronic data collected at voter registration agencies and the DMV to election officials. Read more

Fact Sheet: Paperless Voter Registration Benefits. September 2010

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Paperless voter registration systems provide exciting new opportunities for improving access to voter registration among groups traditionally underrepresented in the electorate. This one-page document offers “fast facts” on the benefits of paperless registration. Read more

Archaic Voter Registration Procedures Leave Citizens Behind

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Access to voter registration—the basis of democratic participation—is still limited in the 21st century by overly restrictive, “horse-and-buggy” laws across... Read more

Voter Registration Drives: A Thing of the Future

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Community driven voter registration drives are still the gateway to democracy to millions of Americans. However, after the overall success... Read more