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NVRA Related Documents



Citizenship Instructions on the National Mail Voter Registration Form

November 7, 2014 - Decicison by the United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit

March 19, 2014 - Decision by the United States District Court for the District of Kansas

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission issued the following decision with respect to the requests of Arizona, Georgia, and Kansas to modify the state-specific instructions on the National Mail Voter Registration Form ("Federal Form").  Specifically, the States requested that the EAC include in the applicable state-specific instructions on the Federal Form a requirement that, as a precondition to registering to vote in federal elections in those states, applicants must provide additional proof of their United States citizenship beyond that currently required by the Federal Form.  For the reasons set forth in the decision herein, EAC denied the States’ requests. Please see the MEMORANDUM OF DECISION CONCERNING STATE REQUESTS TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL PROOF-OF-CITIZENSHIP INSTRUCTIONS ON THE NATIONAL MAIL VOTER REGISTRATION FORM (DOCKET NO. EAC 2013 0004) - January 17, 2014

Background: EAC’s decision followed a federal court order in Kobach v. EAC, No. 5:13-cv-4095 (D. Kan. Dec. 13, 2013). The district court directed the Commission to take final action on the States’ requests by January 17, 2014. Before issuing a decision, EAC voluntarily solicited public comment on the State’s requests between Dec 24, 2013 and Jan 03, 2014.

 

State Specific Instructions on the National Voter Registration Form

November 9, 2011 Interim Procedure on Processing State Requests to Change their State-Specific Instructions on the National Mail Voter Registration Form

 

Correspondence, Commissioner Statements, EAC Tally Vote

August 15, 2013 EAC Letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp

August 1, 2013 Letter from Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp to EAC

August 6, 2013 EAC Letter to Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach

August 2, 2013 Letter from Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach to EAC (attached with Kansas guidance to counties regarding dual registration system)

July 31 2013 EAC Letter to Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach

June 18, 2013 Letter from Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach to EAC

August 13, 2013 EAC Letter to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett

June 19, 2013 Letter from Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to EAC

December 18, 2007 Proposed Disclaimers for the National Mail Voter Registration Form

August 8, 2006 EAC Chairman Paul DeGregorio Regarding the Arizona and the Federal Voter Registration Form

July 31, 2006 EAC Tally Vote Regarding Arizona's Request for Accommodation

July 10, 2006  Position Statement by Vice Chairman Ray Martinez III Regarding Arizona's Request for Accommodation

June 20, 2006 Letter from Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer to EAC

March 6, 2006 EAC Letter to Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer

 

Publications from the former FEC Office of Election Administration

The EMG Program is pleased to make available the following publications from the former FEC Office of Election Administration.  While most of the information contained in these publications precedes the passage of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, readers can still find information that is relevant to the effective administration of elections today.  They also help provide a historical framework to current practices and understanding of how the electoral system has evolved from 1979 to today.

EAC posted these reports and studies as part of its clearinghouse function. EAC did not review the information for quality and does not endorse the reports and studies. The functions and responsibilities of the former FEC Office of Election Administration were transferred to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) upon the establishment of EAC according to the provisions of the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

Implementing the National Voter Registration Act of 1993: Requirements, Issues, Approaches, and Examples January 1, 1994

Implementing NVRA: A Report to State and Local Election Officials on Problems and Solutions Discovered 1995-1996 March 1998