Permanent Portable Registration

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Americans are a highly mobile people, with more than 30 million citizens moving every year. Statistically, low-income people move more frequently than wealthier individuals.

MovingBecause a voter’s eligibility is based on their legal residence, this high mobility rate threatens the ability of eligible voters—particularly low-income individuals—to cast ballots that count.

Permanent portable registration is an innovation that seeks to address this problem by allowing voters who move—within a state where they are already registered—to update their addresses at the polls and vote. This simple change can significantly improve voters’ equal access to the ballot box, and help reduce income disparities in the American electorate.

 

Policy Paper: Permanent Portable Registration

This policy paper defines permanent portable registration, discusses its numerous benefits, and suggests best practices when implementing permanent portable registration. In addition, this paper reviews the status of permanent portable registration laws in the states. Read more

Fact Sheet: Permanent Portable Registration

What is permanent portable voter registration? This fact sheet explains the issue, outlines the benefits, and summarizes existing laws. Read more

Model Bill: Permanent Portable Registration

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

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Legislative Threats and Opportunities: Spring 2015

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To date in 2015, lawmakers in 24 states have proposed at least 52 bills that threaten voting rights, while lawmakers in 36 states have proposed to improve election administration in some way... Read more

Voting Rights Proposals Could Affect 2016 Elections

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Since January, lawmakers on the state and federal levels have introduced over 180 bills that would change state and federal voting laws. Read more

Fact Sheet: Permanent Portable Registration

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What is permanent portable voter registration? This fact sheet explains the issue, outlines the benefits, and summarizes existing laws. Read more

Model Bill: Permanent Portable Registration

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

Join the #GivingTuesday Movement

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We have a day for thanks. We have a day for deals. Today is the day for giving back. After... Read more

Policy Paper: Permanent Portable Registration

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This policy paper defines permanent portable registration, discusses its numerous benefits, and suggests best practices when implementing permanent portable registration. In addition, this paper reviews the status of permanent portable registration laws in the states. Read more

Project Vote Releases Policy Paper on Permanent Portable Voter Registration

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Continuing in our Issues in Election Administration series, today Project Vote is releasing a new policy paper on Permanent Portable... Read more

Letter to the Florida State Senate regarding SB 600

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A coalition of civic engagement groups submitted a letter to the Florida Senate, expressing concerns with election reform legislation, SB 600. The issues relate to early voting, voter registration portability, and other issues. Read more

Testimony Regarding Florida Election Bill SB 600 to the Florida State Senate

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Project Vote submitted a letter to the Florida Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, expressing concerns with election reform legislation, SB 600. The issues relate to early voting, voter registration portability, and other issues. Read more

Letter to the Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee regarding SB 600

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Project Vote submitted a letter to the Florida Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, expressing concerns with election reform legislation, SB 600. The issues relate to early voting, voter registration portability, and other issues. Read more