The Center for DMV Election Resources provides technical assistance to motor vehicle agencies who are working on NVRA-compliance, methods to reduce transaction times & streamline voter registration workflows, and other election-related projects.
With over a decade developing and implementing technology solutions in both the Elections and DMV realms, Shamus brings a unique and diverse frame of reference with him to the CDER team.
Ashish serves as the Implementation Director with the Center for Secure and Modern Elections (CSME) where he supports policies that modernize our election systems, ensure that eligible voters are registered to vote, and help maintain accurate voter rolls.
Improving Motor Voter Registration: A Colorado Case Study
The National Voter Registration Act, also known as “Motor Voter,” requires states to offer voter registration at their motor vehicle agencies. When a state modernizes its voter registration process, changes must be implemented by election offices and by motor vehicle administrators. As more states pass Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) laws, motor vehicle agency administrators need to understand what that means for their work.
Automatic voter registration at motor vehicle agencies
Over the past few years, I’ve traveled across the United States working to understand and improve state motor voter registration services, as yet another step towards ensuring all eligible individuals have the opportunity to register to vote in the United States. My goal has been to learn from each state’s experience, share its findings with others, and encourage strong connections between the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) officials – who, through the motor voter process, are now the source of 45% of the nation’s voter registration activity – and the election officials who administer the elections.