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Modernizing Voter Registration
Four States Open the Door to Automatic Voter Registration for Native Americans

Though it's been 100 years since Native Americans were extended the right to vote, they still continue to face barriers to the ballot box rooted in their historical mistreatment. This paper discusses those obstacles and then offers Tribal automatic voter registration as one solution to aid in registration rates amongst Native communities.

Modernizing Voter Registration
Money, Patience, Testing and Inevitable Delays: What it takes to build a Statewide Voter Registration System

State voter registration systems are complex, and with such complex systems it's important for offices of secretaries of state and election administrators to prioritize implementing programs the right way. That sometimes means taking extra precautions and time. This report walks through how to implement voter registration systems, acknowledging what would go wrong in the process and further recommending best practices.

Modernizing Voter Registration
Boosting Voter Registration: New Data from Delaware

Building off of previous data from Colorado, new data out of Delaware confirms that upgrading to secure automatic voter registration (SAVR) can significantly boost eligible voter registration rates.

Remodeling Democracy
Ranked Choice Voting: Avoiding a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

Voters and legislators considering RCV should carefully assess the changed or unpredictable electoral outcomes RCV will bring in their state, including for candidates of color, and whether these outcomes further or undermine their goals.

Pro-Democracy Practices
What Other Countries Can Teach Us About Turnout

This report investigates the roles different voting structures around the world play in increasing turnout among eligible voters. The purpose is to surface several alternatives the United States could explore as a way of confronting its voting challenges and increasing turnout.

Modernizing Voter Registration
Comparative Voter Registration: Lessons from Abroad for Improving Access and Accuracy in the United States

This report looks at what best practices from a sample of peer nations that states (or the federal government) should consider adopting, including greater centralization, improved data sharing operations, regularized and timely voter contact, and the selective targeting of unregistered populations.

Modernizing Voter Registration
Medicaid Automatic Voter Registration Background and Overview

Medicaid is a commonsense government agency to implement automatic voter registration (AVR). This report discusses voter enrollment at Medicaid offices as part of NVRA compliance and how AVR systems could efficiently streamline this process.

Modernizing Voter Registration
Assessing Potential Automatic Voter Registration Partner Agencies and Programs

Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) programs are most often associated with motor-voter programs at state DMVs across the nation. But is that the only government agency where AVR could work? This paper explores alternative government agencies where current infrastructures would support forms of AVR.