“States with Election Day registration see bonus for democracy”

Boston Globe:

Voting on Election Day usually entails some pre-planning, with registration required several days, if not weeks, ahead of time in most places.

But now, following a court decision last week, Massachusetts is under pressure to join more than a dozen other states — including Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont — in allowing residents to register or reregister on Election day, and vote moments later.

While the state’s top election official is raising concerns about costs, research shows that allowing same-day, or election-day, registration can bolster democracy by motivating voters to go to the polls.

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