National Voter Registration Act
Bill Number: HR-2
Enacted - Signed by the President
Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.
An act to establish national voter registration procedures for Federal elections, and for other purposes
Other names for this bill...
This bill is commonly called the Motor Voter Act, because it provided for voter registration when applying for or renewing a driver's license.
It also is referred to by its acronym - NVRA.
This bill makes it easier to register to vote
This purpose of this bill was increase voter turnout by making it easier for people to register to vote.
It allows voters to register on the same form as applying for a driver's license, or when applying for social services. It also provides for registration by mail using a nationally available post card.
Your voter registration is more secure
The bill also specifies strict conditions required for a state to remove someone from its list of eligible voters.
Valid reasons to remove a voter include:
For more on the voting situation prior to the 1993 National Voter Registration Act and why it was enacted, read this article in The Nation.