Voter registration drive

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A voter registration drive (VRD) is defined as the distribution and collection of voter registration applications by two or more persons for delivery to a county clerk and recorder. It is a coordinated, purposeful project to solicit people to sign up as registered voters who are not already registered to vote. Voter registration drives can involve hiring paid registration solicitors to ask people in targeted areas to register to vote.[1]

Each state has different rules governing how voter registration drives can be conducted. In fact, some states do not allow the practice at all.

Nevertheless, community voter registration drives continue to increase the numbers of eligible Americans registered to vote. But, in recent years, state legislatures have attempted to make it harder for voter registration drives to operate. More than half of the states have some laws governing community-based voter registration drives.[2]

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