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Election Day Registration

From Carter To California: Automatic Registration Is The New Endgame For Elections

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Jimmy Carter took office in 1977 with the conviction that it should be easier for citizens to register to vote. To accomplish ...

Samantha Lachman

Believe It Or Not, The Election Had Good News For Voting Rights | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Missouri and Montana delivered victories for voting access Tuesday, even as some voters elsewhere were disenfranchised by rest...

Voting Rights Should Be More Than a 'Dream'

David Orr | Posted 10.28.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

By requiring photo IDs in the polling place or proof of citizenship when registering, states are imposing unnecessary burdens to deliberately exclude citizens from the election process.

Columnist Can't Cite Evidence That Election-Day Registration Favors Dems

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

John Andrews believes election-day registration favors Democrats, and my point that there no evidence to support his position didn't seem to bother him at all.

Voter Registration Need Not Be Excluded From the 21st Century

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You hate to see a newspaper siding with exclusion, when it comes to elections, based on flimsy evidence, because journalism is supposed to stand for giving everyone a voice. So it was a relief to see the Denver Post give a Republican and Democrat space to argue.

A Vote for Real Electoral Reforms

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Voting reforms like these should not be stuck in the long lines of partisan bickering, but should be passed to ensure that every eligible citizen who wants to participate in the process may cast a ballot on the next Election Day.

The True Election Fraud

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

In an attempt to stifle our advancement and revert change, many conservative leaders are enacting new laws that make it just as difficult for the already disenfranchised to vote today as it was decades ago.

What's So Wrong with Young Voters?

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Ignorance is a major issue facing our democracy and it is a bipartisan epidemic. But the real culprit in political ignorance is our education system.

The Debate Over Voter Identification at the Polls: Expanding Our Vision

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

Both limiting access to voting and allowing fraudulent votes undercut determination of the "consent of the governed." Unfortunately, those two goals clash in many policymakers' minds.

Fair Voter Access Is Not a Partisan Issue: Just Look at 2010 Elections

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

Upholding fair voter access and protecting voting rights should not be a partisan issue. In our decentralized system however, some states do a better job at protecting these rights than others.

Post Should Explain Why GOP Thinks Draft Election Bill Is Unfair

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Post should report whether, in fact, the provisions of Terrance Carroll's draft plan to modernize election registration rules would "endanger the integrity of elections."

D.C. Takes Up Same Day Registration, So Should Congress

Russ Feingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Feingold

In 2008, about 11,000 eligible but unregistered DC residents did not participate in the historic 2008 election. Same Day Registration could have made a big difference for many of these citizens.