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Voting & Elections 07.9.2019

The Colorado Voting Experience: A Model That Encourages Full Participation

Common Cause and the National Vote At Home Institute recommend that all states adopt reforms including same-day voter registration and early voting so that voters have sufficient and secure options to cast a ballot on or before Election Day.

Voting & Elections 06.1.2019

Associated Press: Partisan control determines how states act on voting rights

“Early voting is going to make a significant difference for countless numbers of New Yorkers by making polling places so much more accessible and allow voters to determine when it is most convenient for them,” said Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York.

Voting & Elections 06.1.2019

Delivering on Automatic Voter Registration’s Promise: Implementation Lessons from the States

Automatic voter registration, as a policy, has captured the attention of U.S. lawmakers and democracy advocates. Building on the legacy of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, AVR has revitalized the ideal that voting in America should be a right — one that our government guarantees and facilitates, while ensuring a safeguarded system that we can all have faith in.

Voting & Elections 02.10.2019

C-SPAN Washington Journal: Allegra Chapman & Hans von Spakovsky discuss the House Democratic Election Reform Bill

Allegra Chapman of Common Cause and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation discuss the House Democratic Election Reform Bill with host Steve Scully on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

Voting & Elections 01.14.2019

New York Times: With New Voting Laws, Democrats Flex Newfound Power in New York

“We are finally beginning to see New York’s elections begin — just begin — to catch up with the rest of the country,” said Susan Lerner, the executive director of Common Cause New York, a good-government group.

Voting & Elections 12.19.2018

New York Times: Why Deep Blue New York Is ‘Voter Suppression Land’

“Nothing is 100 percent guaranteed in Albany,” said Susan Lerner, the executive director of Common Cause New York, a government reform group. But she added: “I think it would be very very difficult for people who were elected on the promise that they were going to heed the voice of the voter, to then turn around and just have it be old-fashioned Albany business as usual.”

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