What is Automatic Voter registration?  *

According to The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Automatic voter registration would add up to 50 million eligible voters to the rolls, save money, and improve accuracy and security. It is the centerpiece of a modern voter registration system built on four components:

• Automatic Registration:

State election officials automatically register eligible citizens using reliable information from other government lists. All would be given the chance to “opt out,” or decline registration — nobody would be registered against their will.

• Portability:

Once eligible citizens are on a state’s voter rolls, they remain registered and their records move with them.

• Online Access:

Voters can register, check, and update their registration records through a secure and accessible online portal.

• Safety Net:

Eligible citizens can correct errors on the rolls or register before and on Election Day.


* To learn more, read “The Case for Automatic Voter Registration,” or visit the Brennan Center’s website at http://www.brennancenter.org/VRM.