States with same-day registration have higher turnout

A new study by Nonprofit Vote and the U.S. Elections Project compares state turnout rates in last November’s elections. It finds that the six states with the highest turnout—Minnesota, Maine, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Iowa—all allowed voters to register and vote on the same day. The five lowest-turnout states—Hawaii, West Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, and Arkansas—all had registration deadlines 3-4 weeks before Election Day. 

Looks like if you make registering to vote easier, more people will vote. Who would have thought?

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