Third-party voter registration

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Third-party voter registration is when a person, entity or organization solicits or encourages others to register to vote in a given state. Typically, third party voter registration organizations that seek to register voters are working on behalf of a group that is conducting a voter registration drive.[1]

A potential voter's spouse, child or parent are not considered a third-party voter registration organization. Additionally, government employees or election officials do not qualify as third-party voter registration organizations.[2]

Petition drives differentiated

Third-party voter registration drives are similar to petition drives, except that in a petition drive, a circulator is asking a voter to sign a petition to support a specific issue such as qualifying an initiative for the ballot.[3] In a third-party voter registration drive, the solicitor is asking a person to sign up to become a registered voter.

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