Turbocharging Voter Registration: Automatic Voter Registration in New York

How Do We Turn 1.1 Million New Yorkers into 1.1 Million New Voters? It starts with Automatic Voter Registration (AVR).

Common Cause/NY hosted an in-depth panel discussion in February 2019 on the potential impact of Automatic Voter Registration in New York. Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) is a common-sense reform that achieves three goals- modernizes voter registration, increases the accuracy of voter rolls, and brings more citizens into the democratic process.

Listen to the audio from our event! 

15 states and Washington DC have implemented some form of AVR since 2015. Since no two states are the same, AVR looks different across the country. Learn more about how AVR works in other states, dive into AVR model design and the implementation details with policy experts, and find out about our current efforts to bring AVR to New York.


Moderator: Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause/NY
Guest Speaker: Assemblymember Latrice Walker

  • Daniel Altschuler, Director of Civic Engagement and Research, Make the Road New York
  • Wennie Chin, Senior Manager of Civic Engagement, The New York Immigration Coalition
  • Sean Morales-Doyle, Counsel- Democracy Program, The Brennan Center for Justice
  • Brandon West, Campaign Manager- Voting Rights & Democracy, Center for Popular Democracy