Same Day Registration

One-Stop Democracy

Same Day Registration (SDR) allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day.

4d9bde347c27c.preview-1024Depending on the state, this one-stop process for registering and voting may be offered on Election Day, during the early voting period, or both. Eligible voters can also use Same Day Registration to correct an outdated voter registration record and cast a ballot that will be counted.

Project Vote is working to advance this common-sense reform, which has the potential to increase participation particularly among underrepresented young people, low-income Americans, and persons of color.

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Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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Voter registration is the first step to participating in democracy. In 2016, many states proposed new laws that, if passed, would affect a citizen’s access to voter registration and ultimately, the ballot box in November. Read more

Bridging the Latino Voter Registration Gap Is More Crucial Than Ever

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Twenty-three million Latinos are currently eligible to vote in the United States, but less than 14 million are registered, according to a new report by the NALEO Educational Fund yesterday. Read more

What a Difference a Day Makes: The Evolution of Same Day Registration in Illinois

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The excitement around competitive races in 2016 has brought voters out during primary election season. But in Illinois, another factor plays a role in boosting turnout: same day registration. Read more

The Ugly Climate in North Carolina

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Continuing a pattern of discriminatory laws, North Carolina just passed a bill legalizing discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

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The drumbeat for making voting more accessible continues as we head into what looks to be an extraordinary election in November. Read more

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

Opinion: Reforming election process can improve voter turnout

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Project Vote and partners illustrate why Pennsylvania, where fewer than a quarter of registered voters turned out to vote in November, needs to update its voting system. Read more

Both Lawmakers and Citizens Push for Voting Reforms Before 2016 Election

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In 2015, nonpartisan voting rights group Project Vote monitored 315 bills, introduced by state and federal lawmakers, that could change the way people vote in 2016 and beyond. 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

New Project Vote Report Examines Voting Rights Proposals

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Since January, Project Vote has closely monitored 315 bills that could affect the way people vote in 2016 and beyond.... Read more