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Center For American Progress Recommends Ways To Increase Voter Turnout

After historically low voter turnout during the 2014 and 2016 elections, a new  report finds that Arizona could encourage hundreds of thousands of more eligible residents to vote.

The 50-state report encourages states to adopt policies that make voting more convenient.

Danielle Root is the voting rights manager with the Center for American Progress, which produced the study.  

“If Arizona implemented automatic voter registration, the state could expect over 176,000 additional voters. For same-day voter registration, including election day, Arizona could see more than 133,000 additional voters," she said.

Arizona currently provides for online registration, no-excuse absentee voting and early voting; three out of eight recommended ways to boost voter participation.  

Tom Maxedon was the host of KJZZ’s Weekend Edition from 2017 to 2024.