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 Eligible voters can also use Same Day Registration to correct an outdated voter registration record and cast a ballot that will be counted.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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Coalition Letter in Support of New Mexico Voter Registration Deadline Bill

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A coalition of civil and voting rights groups urge a New Mexico House committee to pass voter registration bill SB 224. The bill extends the voter registration deadline to three days before the election and allows for same day registration during early voting. Read more

Project Vote Testimony on Maryland’s Same Day Registration Bill SB 423

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Project Vote testifies in support of Maryland’s same day registration bill, SB 423. 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

Fact Sheet: Same Day Registration

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This fact sheet provides an overview of Same Day Registration (SDR), which allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day. Read more

Model Bill: Same Day Registration

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

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

Policy Paper: Same Day Registration

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This is a comprehensive overview of same day registration (SDR) that identifies the tremendous benefits and addresses the potential concerns of SDR. The paper summarizes the various systems currently in place around the country, offering examples of how legislators and election officials can best implement SDR to reach the greatest number of eligible citizens. Read more