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Thursday, 22nd February 2007

Election Day Registration A Success in 2006

Election Day Registration A Success in 2006
Source: Demos

More than three-quarters of a million Americans were able to cast their ballot in November 2006 because of Election Day Registration (EDR), according to a new report published this week by Demos.

Voters Win with Election Day Registration demonstrates that, election after election, EDR is highly successful in boosting voter participation in the seven states where it is in place (Maine, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Idaho, New Hampshire, Wyoming and Montana) -- and that it should be central to any state or federal attempts to reform our voting system. By counteracting arbitrary registration deadlines, allowing voters to cast a ballot when they may have been mistakenly purged from the roles, and enabling more mobile voters to vote regardless of having recently changed addresses, EDR significantly enhances the ability of eligible Americans to register and cast their vote.

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