Election-day voter registration
In some localities, voters can register to vote on the same day as which they vote. This encourages voter turnout, especially for voters for whom earlier registration is a hardship. According to "America Goes to the Polls: A Report on Voter Turnout in the 2006 Election" (prepared by the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network): "The largest measurable difference in turnout is in states that have Election Day Registration and allow voters to address a registration issue or register on Election Day. These states had turnout 13 points ahead of the other states, a turnout advantage consistent since this practice was first adopted in the 1970's."
- Demos guide to election day registration legislation in state legislatures (PDF format) (March 2007)
- "Election-Day Registration: A Case Study" (PDF format) by Election line.org (February 2007)