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Michigan Joins ERIC, Half of States Now Members

Yesterday, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced that Michigan has become the 25th state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, which helps states keep their voter lists up-to-date and accurate. This marks a major milestone for ERIC, which has existed for just over six years, but now includes half of the states,…

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CEIR in the Field:
Election Day in Fairfax City

CEIR Research Associate Jenny Lovell spent Election Day 2018 in Fairfax City, Virginia, where she was an election officer. She showed up to her assigned precinct before 5 a.m. and worked until after the polls closed to help ensure the election went off without a hitch. Continue on to read more about her Election Day…

CEIR Launches Voter Registration Hub

We’re less than a month away from Election Day, and that means voter registration deadlines are either fast approaching or already passed. But in some areas, deadlines have changed. This year’s two major hurricanes—Florence and Michael—have caused South Carolina and Florida to at least partially delay their registration deadlines.1 In situations like these, it’s more…

National Voter Registration Day by the Numbers

What is National Voter Registration Day? Every year, National Voter Registration Day is held on the fourth Tuesday in September. This year’s is being held today, September 25, 2018. On this holiday, a coordinated effort is made to register new voters and update registrations of existing voters. The organization behind National Voter Registration Day partners…

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