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 Eligible voters can also use Same Day Registration to correct an outdated voter registration record and cast a ballot that will be counted.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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Now that the political climate has changed and is aided by weakened voting protections, states are taking it upon themselves to investigate and pass laws that prevent voter fraud. Read more
Maryland's same-day registration bill, HB 345 would "help ensure that all eligible Marylanders can make their voices heard in the political process." Read more
With this new wave of hostility toward the democratic process, we can expect to see fewer viable legislative efforts to modernize election administration, and more egregious efforts to block the vote. Read more
Instead of building safeguards and protecting eligible Americans’ right to vote, these lawmakers and partisans are using the last weeks of 2016 to willfully try to weaken our democracy. Read more
While legislative activity has slowed over the summer, the legal battles over election laws are heating up. Project Vote Legislative Director Marissa Liebling discusses the current landscape. Read more
Project Vote intern Julia Burzynski explores the repercussions of the first major election without voting protections that were once guaranteed by the Voting Rights Act. Read more
This week, a federal court heard a case "that will determine the outcome of one of the most unprecedented attacks against voting rights in history." Read more
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
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
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