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Voter Registration

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify ways the U.S. government has promoted voter rights and registration
  • Summarize similarities and differences in states’ voter registration methods
  • Analyze ways states increase voter registration and decrease fraud

Before most voters are allowed to cast a ballot, they must register to vote in their state. This process may be as simple as checking a box on a driver’s license application or as difficult as filling out a long form with complicated questions. Registration allows governments to determine which citizens are allowed to vote and, in some cases, from which list of candidates they may select a party nominee. Ironically, while government wants to increase voter turnout, the registration process may prevent various groups of citizens and non-citizens from participating in the electoral process.

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