increase in turnout did not occur after the NVRA
's passage, voter
Despite a certain amount of foot dragging by some states, the NVRA
also allows states to create their own state voter registration
Six states already had liberal registration practices in effect when the NVRA
was passed and the other states were required to implement the law in 1995 (with 1996 representing the first national election under this new regime).
Specifically, this Article investigates the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA
), (5) the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA,6) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) (7) (collectively, the "federal election statutes").
Prior to HAVA's enactment, the last major voter registration measure was adopted nearly 20 years earlier with the passage of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA
In particular, the purge was challenged under the National Voting Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA
) (96) and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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(236.) The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA
) of 1993 provides some limited precedent for this type of program.
Notable election reforms of the past 10 to 15 years--such as the NVRA
[National Voter Registration Act], more permissive absentee balloting rules, all mail-in voting in Oregon, and the enactment of Election Day Registration in several more states--have not facilitated voter fraud.
(127.) See, e.g., Joseph Lawler, Motor Voter and Turnout 15 Years After the NVRA
(2008) (unpublished undergraduate research), available at http://economics.nd.edu /assets/24018/lawler_j.pdf (noting that overall voter turnout remains low despite higher voter registration as a result of Motor Voter law).