University of Wisconsin–Madison

Expanding Voting Rights

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
A wide array of policies to increase voter participation should be adopted by state governments, including automatic voter registration, same-day registration, expansion of early voting and no-fault absentee and vote by mail statutes, voter registration modernization, and restoration of voting rights for formerly incarcerated citizens. But cities and counties have a key - and under-appreciated - role to play in this movement. When it comes to voter registration and voting, counties and cities are where the rubber hits the road.

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