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Turbocharing Voter Registration: AVR in New York

  • New York Law School 185 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (map)

How do we turn 1.1 million New Yorkers into
1.1 million new voters?

It starts with Automatic Voter Registration (AVR).

Join Common Cause/NY as we host an in-depth panel discussion on the potential impact of Automatic Voter Registration in New York. Because participating in our democracy should never be an opt-in process. Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) is a common-sense reform that achieves three goals- modernizes voter registration, increases the accuracy of voter rolls, and brings more citizens into the democratic process.

16 states and Washington DC have implemented some form of AVR since 2015. Since no two states are the same, AVR looks different across the country. Learn more about how AVR works in other states, dive into AVR model design and the implementation details with policy experts, and find out about our current efforts to bring AVR to New York.


Moderator: Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause/NY

Guest Speaker: Assemblymember Latrice Walker


  • Daniel Altschuler, Director of Civic Engagement and Research, Make the Road New York

  • Wennie Chin, Senior Manager of Civic Engagement, The New York Immigration Coalition

  • Sean Morales-Doyle, Counsel- Democracy Program, The Brennan Center for Justice

  • Brandon West, Campaign Manager- Voting Rights & Democracy, Center for Popular Democracy

Audience Q & A


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