Monday, May 20, marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), legislation that streamlined the voter registration process for federal elections.

To celebrate this occasion, we’re joining with Project Vote and other voting rights advocates for a tweet chat! Join us Monday, May 20 at 1 pm ET as we discuss the importance of the NVRA. Use the hashtag #NVRAat20 to join the conversation!

The major provisions of the NVRA, commonly known as “Motor Voter” require:

  • States to provide voter registration opportunities when citizens obtain a driver's license or seek services at other government agencies;
  • The creation of a simple, national federal voter registration form that could substitute for the state forms that local officials had controlled (with the added mandate that states allow for mail-in registration); and
  • Safeguards on the procedures for purging voters already on the rolls.

Thanks to the NVRA, millions of Americans have applied to register to vote through their Department of Motor Vehicles or other public agencies.

We’re excited to join Project Vote and other voting rights advocates for a tweet chat as we celebrate 20 years of the NVRA – we hope you’ll join us!