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The National Voter Registration Act Turns 21!

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EDITORIAL NOTE: This blog post was originally posted on President Elisabeth MacNamara's Huffington Post blog.

Have you registered to vote or updated your voter registration at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or another public government agency? Then you have the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which turns 21 this week, to thank for that!

Commonly referred to as the "Motor Voter Law," the NVRA was passed in 1993 to make it easier for Americans to register to vote; and it has done just that! By creating a mail-in federal voter registration form and enabling citizens to register to vote when obtaining services at government agencies like the DMV, this pivotal legislation has helped register millions of Americans to vote. By establishing a standardized federal voter registration form, the NVRA made it easier for groups like the League to reach underrepresented voters through citizen-led voter registration drives, which Leagues hold everywhere from high schools and colleges to baseball games and naturalization ceremonies.

Continue reading at the Huffington Post.

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