Acknowledgement: We want to thank Smart Girl Politics for their extensive research and work in documenting Voter Registration best practices. It was extremely helpful in helping us compile this document.
Our research to date suggests
that voter registration is only effective if performed in the context of a
comprehensive neighborhood / precinct organizing strategy. See video
from the left as affirmation, by clicking on this sentence link.
In the statistical analyses book, Get Out The Vote - How To Increase Voter Turnout, the two Yale Professor authors indicate that no studies exist to address the effectiveness for registering voters to gain additional votes in elections. We had the CEO of one of the main voter registration software tools indicate that seventy-percent of newly registered voters actually end up voting, but he was unable to provide substantiating evidence for this remarkable claim, nor was it corroborated in our interviews with two volunteers who used the software.
Net, voter registration by itself is ineffective, despite what some anecdotal evidence might suggest! We need statistical proof, but none appears to exist! The left appears to have figured this out some time ago. Apparently, that’s why they decided they needed Golden Week in which they can register voters and get them to vote, all at the same time.
If you chose to pursue Voter Registration Drives, such as in communities-of-faith, make sure to obtain contact information for the necessary, subsequent follow-up prior to the actual election. A volunteer must contact the newly registered voter to inform them of absentee ballot opportunities, early voting opportunities, and finally to assure that they indeed voted on Election Day.
Voter Registration Table Supplies (Including petitions, political education material, political fact sheets, etc.)
Voter Registration Forms
Handling Completed Voter Registration Forms