Here are the facts: Same Day Registration is proven to be the most consistently effective reform for expanding access to the fundamental right to vote.
- From the landmark laws in Maine in 1973 to Vermont's Act 44 in 2015, 16 states and the District of Columbia have passed Same Day Registration throughout half a century of clear success.
- The turnout rate in states with Same Day Registration has remained at least 10 percentage points above states without it for the past 32 years.
- If every state had Same Day Registration, research suggests that overall voter participation would increase by at least 5%.
- Same Day Registration has the strongest effect on people who move often such as young people and communities of color. For example, young people were 41% more likely to vote in the 2008 election in states with Same Day Registration than states without it.