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Voting Rights Take Center Stage at the General Assembly

By | Laura Muth
Democracy Associate

Last week was a big week in Maryland politics. One of Maryland PIRG’s top priorities, same-day voter registration (SDR), got plenty of airtime. We worked with a broad coalition of partners to provide testimony on a bill introduced by the governor that aims to expand voting rights by letting eligible Marylanders to register to vote at polling places during the early voting period, as well as increasing the number of early voting days to eight and increasing the number of polling places during early voting.

Maryland PIRG 2013 Testimony: Election Day Registration

By | Jenny Levin
Public Health Advocate

Election Day registration has potential to increase voter turnout across the board.

Maryland PIRG 2013 Testimony: Same Day Registration

By | Jenny Levin
Public Health Advocate

Same day registration during the early voting period has potential to increase voter turnout among all demographics, but most especially among groups that have historically experienced low turnout, such as young voters.

Maryland PIRG 2013 Testimony: Voter ID

By | Jenny Levin
Public Health Advocate

Voter ID would exacerbate low voter turnout, a major problem confronting our democracy.

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