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NVRA Comments Archive


State Requests for NVRA Proof-of-Citizenship Instructions

EAC sought comments on whether to amend the State-specific instructions for Arizona, Kansas, and Georgia to include additional proof-of-citizenship instructions on the national mail voter registration form. The comment period ended at 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 3, 2014. Comments can be viewed at Regulations.gov through the Federal eRulemaking Portal online

View the Federal Register Notice for details on the Notice and Request for Public Comment on State Requests to Include Additional Proof-of-Citizenship Instructions on the National Mail Voter Registration Form

Comments were identified by docket number EAC-2013-0004 and title, using one of two methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal online at regulations.gov; available beginning Tuesday, December 24, 2013; or (2) Mail or Courier Delivery. Comments were required in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 3, 2014.


NVRA Regulations

EAC sought comments on proposed changes to its regulations pertaining to the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). Section 9(a) of the NVRA requires the responsible agency to issue regulations for developing a national mail voter registration form and for submitting a biennial report to Congress on the impact of the NVRA. EAC proposed to amend its NVRA regulations to ensure that they are consistent with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) and to make some technical amendments. EAC also invited public comments on additional changes to the NVRA regulations to improve voter registration through the content and format of the Federal form and to change the date by which States are required to submit data to EAC for use in the biennial report to Congress on the impact of the NVRA. EAC will not make any changes to the NVRA regulations until after the November 2010 Federal election. EAC anticipates issuing a final rule pertaining to the regulations necessitated by HAVA. EAC may also issue new regulations about the content and format of the Federal form and the biennial report to Congress based on the comments it receives on the topics discussed in Section VI either in the same final rule or in a separate final rule.

The period to submit comments to proposed changes to the regulations pertaining to the NVRA closed on November 23, 2010. To view all comments submitted for the NVRA, visit www.regulations.gov and search for docket folder eac-2010-0025.  

NVRA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Proposed Changes to the Regulations Pertaining to the NVRA as Outlined in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 

To view all EAC's current comment opportunities, view our Submit a Comment page.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Karen Lynn-Dyson, Director, Division of Research, Policy and Programs or Mr. William P. Boehm, Deputy Director of Policy, (202) 566-3100 or (866) 747-1471 (toll free). You may also contact Ms. Lynn-Dyson or Mr. Boehm at NVRAregs@eac.gov.