Same Day Registration (SDR) allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day.
Depending 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 Eligible voters can also use Same Day Registration to correct an outdated voter registration record and cast a ballot that will be counted.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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Same-day registration, an initiative designed to improve ballot access, caught on in white areas of Chicago more so than black and Latino communities during last spring’s primaries.
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.
In 2014, state legislatures considered almost four times as many proposals that eliminate barriers to voting as ones that create them.
Which state will have the highest voter turnout on Nov. 6? History suggests it will be one of the following six.
Though states with voter ID will likely see a significant decrease in their voter turnout, those losses could be offset by turnout gains in states with Election-Day Registration.
Courtesy of Project Vote, here is a rundown of some of the state legislation being introduced that will improve, rather than hinder, access to the polls:
The Ohio Republican Party spearheaded a lawsuit Friday over an initiative from the office of Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner that would allow some early voters to register and vote on the same day.