Pre-registration is one of the most effective ways to engage young people in the electoral process before they cast their ballot. This kind of pro-voter reform, typically passed by state legislatures, can be MONUMENTAL in ensuring equal access to the ballot box by simplifying the registration process and expanding fair access through absentee and early voting provisions.
It allows eligible citizens to pre-register to vote so that once they turn 18, their voter registration is automatically activated. If every state allowed 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote, the rush to get registered at 18 during an election year wouldn’t be a problem.
Our pre-registration action toolkit includes resources that will help you advocate for pre-registration policies in your state AND spread the word to other young people so they can pre-register now!