Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Automatic Voter Registration Programs

Automatic Voter Registration

Christopher Thomas, former Michigan Election Director, explained how different types of automatic voter registration programs work at the state level and the impact of these programs.

Description

Christopher Thomas, former Michigan Election Director, explained how different types of automatic voter registration programs work at the state level and the impact of these programs.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What did the National Voter Registration Act do?
  • How effective was the National Voter Registration Act? Why was this?
  • What is meant by “opt in?” Why were these policies not effective?
  • How do automatic voter registration policies work?
  • What verifications and safeguards are in place for these automatic voter registration policies?
  • According to Christopher Thomas, what have been the effects of automatic voter registration policies?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Automatic Voter Registration
    • Department Of Motor Vehicles
    • Motor Voter
    • National Voter Registration Act
    • Opt Out
    • Partisan Primary
    • Voting Roll

    Topics

    Campaigns & ElectionsFederalism and State Issues

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity