Oregon’s Automatic Voter Registration

Watch this video to find out how Oregon modernized its voting system and increased voter participation.

See also: “Who Votes With Automatic Voter Registration?” by Rob Griffin, Paul Gronke, Tova Wang, and Liz Kennedy

In 2015, Oregon passed a common-sense law aimed at modernizing the voting system and increasing voter participation. A new report by the Center for American Progress shows that during the 2016 election, the law worked exactly as intended—it increased voter registration, increased the number of actual people who voted, and made the voting population more representative of the state’s population. Watch the following video to learn more.

Robert Griffin is a senior policy analyst at the Center for American Progress. Liz Kennedy is director of democracy and government reform at the Center. Andrew Satter is director of video at the Center. Hayden Duncan is an intern with the Video team at the Center.

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Rob Griffin

Director of Quantitative Analysis, Progressive Studies

Liz Kennedy

Senior Fellow

Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

Hayden Duncan