Portable registration is an important intermediary step toward reforms like same day registration and automatic voter registration. States with portable registration allow registered voters who have moved somewhere within the state to update their address at their new local polling station on Election Day. In other words, if someone in your state were to move after the registration deadline for the 2016 general election had passed, he or she would still be able to vote in the election.
Today, we move more and more often - over 10% of Americans change their addresses in any given year. Portable registration is an important protection for populations like young people, who move even more often, and for working families who don’t have the time to update their voter registration in the middle of a busy move.
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