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Expanding the Youth Electorate through Preregistration

This legislative brief from Project Vote discusses the underrepresentation of youth - particularly youth of color - in the general electorate, and how the growing trend of preregistration helps to address this problem.  It concludes with recommendations for implementing preregistration policies.

Best Practices for Implementing Effective High School Voter Registration Programs

After surveying state officials and education administrators, Project Vote analyzed the data and identified best practices, solutions to problems encountered in various jurisdictions, and the effectiveness of high school voter registration programs across the U.S.

Voter Registration in a Digital Age

Based on documentary research and interviews with election officials in fifteen states, this report explains how paperless voter registration works, reviews its development, and assesses its impact.

The Cost of Voter ID Laws: What the Courts Say

Based on a comprehensive review of every court case in which a photo ID law has been challenged, this paper from the Brennan Center examines the costs that states must incur if they decide to implement photo ID requirements for voters.

Election Day Registration: Best Practices

This guide focuses on key areas such as poll worker recruiting and training, EDR administration, avoiding confusion and congestion, addressing special populations and looking ahead to the future.

A Citizen's Guide to Redistricting

This guide from the Brennan Center provides citizens with the knowledge and tools they need to get involved with this round of redistricting, and to work towards continuing reform in the decades to come.

The Disproportionate Impact of Photo-ID Laws on the Minority Electorate

This study updates previous academic research on the issue by including the 2008 dataset of registered voters and find that minority and foreign-born voters are less likely to have a valid photo-ID.

Voting System Scorecard: Are states serving the rising electorate?

This detailed 50-state scorecard from Rock The Vote ranks evaluated state voting laws with an on a 21-point scale that aims to assess how well states are serving young voters in three categories: voter registration, ease of casting a ballot, and encouraging young voter participation.