Lofgren Statement on 28th Anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act

May 20, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement marking the 28th anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).  The NVRA made voter registration more accessible for millions of Americans, helped protect voters from improper removals from voter rolls, and established standards for voter roll maintenance.

“Since the National Voter Registration Act was enacted in 1993, it has been important to improving the accessibility of voter registration to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to vote.  By establishing a federal voter registration form and offering voter registration at public agencies for the first time, the NVRA played an important role in maintaining voter rolls and protecting Americans’ right to vote.  It demonstrated the triumph of commonsense legislation aimed at making it easier – not harder – to vote.

“On this anniversary, the Congress can build on the NVRA’s success by enacting the For The People Act to implement automatic and same-day voter registration throughout the country, expand early voting and vote-by-mail opportunities, further protect voters from improper voter roll purges, and uphold the promise of our representative government.”

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Congress Number: 
117th Congress