Automatic voter registration seems to be working in Georgia. A new report by the Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR) finds that the voter registration rate across the state increased significantly in the first four years of automatic voter registration implementation, from 78 percent in 2016 to 98 percent in 2020. The report also found that almost all Georgians (97 percent) have both a driver’s license and Social Security number associated with their voter registration record, boosting the accuracy of the voter rolls.

“Georgia shows us that states can approach election issues in a way that both increases access to the vote and the integrity of the process,” said David Becker, Executive Director of CEIR. “While other states have made great strides in implementing automatic voter registration in their own way, Georgia is notable for its bipartisan approach, which can be a model for others to follow.” 

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