Showing posts tagged with: "NVRA"

The Affordable Care Act and Voter Registration . June 12, 2013

On the 20th anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires departments of motor vehicles and agencies providing public assistance to offer voter registration, the Affordable Care Act provides another great opportunity to reach Americans about registering to vote. An estimated 68 million people will be enrolling in the new... read more

What Comes After National Voter Registration Day? . September 26, 2012

Yesterday was National Voter Registration Day–the highlight of National Voter Registration Month–but that’s not the end of the story. National Voter Registration Day is part of a larger movement within the nonprofit sector, recognizing the many benefits of voting. Registered voters are six times more likely to contact or visit a public... read more

Pushing for Registration at Indian Health Service Facilities . June 21, 2012

On Tuesday, Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), said that Indian Health Service facilities should be designated voter registration sites in the same way state-based public assistance agencies are under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Keel noted that the facilities are ideal for voter registration... read more

Georgia to Comply with the NVRA . May 1, 2012

Georgia recently settled a lawsuit brought by a coalition of voting rights groups to force compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and ensure that anyone applying for state public assistance or disability support is offered the opportunity to register to vote. In Georgia, it’s clear there’s plenty of room for improvement.... read more

Project Vote Files NVRA Suit in Georgia . July 6, 2011

One of the reasons we encourage nonprofits to register their clients and constituents to vote is because many states are not fully compliant with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires public agencies to register voters. Recently, successful lawsuits in both Ohio and Missouri forced compliance and caused the number of voters registering... read more

Lax NVRA Compliance Leaves Void for Nonprofits to Fill . May 5, 2011

Last month, Project Vote and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint to force Louisiana into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), and ensure that low-income residents have the opportunity to register to vote. The suit follows in the wake of other successful complaints in both Ohio and Missouri where the number of voters... read more

Enforcing the Motor-Voter Law . August 10, 2010

The 1993 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) was designed to increase participation in federal elections. As a provision, state motor vehicle offices began offering clients the opportunity to register to vote, and the law became widely known as the motor-voter law. However, the law also requires public assistance offices to proactively register... read more