Policy Spotlight: Automatic Voter Registration Is Good for Democracy, But How It is Done Matters

In a new policy spotlight from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), “Automatic Voter Registration Best Practices in the States,” we dig deeper into how states have implemented AVR–and find that the details of how AVR works matters.

  • In front-end systems, the voter is given an opportunity at the time of the relevant agency transaction to decide whether to opt-out of being registered.
  • In back-end systems, agencies such as state DMVs send information from relevant transactions to state election authorities. The voter is then automatically registered (or registered in pending status) before being given an opportunity to opt-out at a later time.
MAP Video: Learn more about how automatic voter registration works

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Democracy Maps tracks more than 40 laws and policies on elections and voting. Project of Movement Advancement Project, an independent, nonprofit think tank.