PRESS CALL: Oregon Gov. Brown Joins CAP and Voting Experts to Discuss Findings of New Analysis of Impact of Oregon’s Automatic Voter Registration Program
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Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the Center for American Progress will host a press call featuring Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) and voting experts to discuss new analysis released by CAP’s Liz Kennedy and Rob Griffin, along with voting experts Tova Wang and Professor Paul Gronke, which provides proof of the success of Oregon’s automatic voter registration (AVR) program—the first in the nation.
The new report provides strong evidence in favor of AVR via demographic and geographic analysis showing how Oregon’s AVR system has expanded the state’s electorate and registered hundreds of thousands of eligible citizens to vote. The program has succeeded in making Oregon’s voter rolls more representative of the state’s population by registering citizens who are younger, more rural, lower-income, and more ethnically diverse.
AVR’s streamlined systems make voter rolls more accurate and efficient, simplify the registration process for voters and administrators, and increase voter participation and the security of the voting system. As the report shows, AVR is the next logical step in creating an efficient, secure, and modern voter registration system for the 21st century.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown
Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for external affairs, Center for American Progress
Rob Griffin, senior policy analyst, Progressive Studies, Center for American Progress
Paul Gronke, professor of political science, Reed College
Moderator: Liz Kennedy, director of democracy and government reform, Center for American Progress
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Dial-in: 800-263-8506. Conference ID: 7874964
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