On the eve of NVRD, a look at the state of registration
Paper may be new king in the polling place, but it's old new for registration
The year was 2002. Facebook was just a dream in a college student’s eye. The president was four years from being able to send his first Tweet and most of the Stranger Things kids hadn’t even been born yet.
And even though only just over half of the population had access to the Internet at home, the state of Arizona boldly stepped into the abyss and became the first state in the country to allow residents to register to vote online.
Now, 15 years later, as we approach National Voter Registration Day, and even though paper is all the talk these days, there are more ways for people to get registered to vote than ever before and most those ways don’t involve paper at all. Read more…