For more than six years, the League has been fighting against an Arizona law that requires voter registration applicants to provide documentary proof of their citizenship. That requirement was not only unnecessary, it also made it nearly impossible to conduct an independent voter registration drives such as the ones for which the League of Women Voters is justifiably famous. What’s more, the Arizona law clearly violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which sets out the requirements for voter registration applications and does not provide for documentary proof of citizenship.
By: Lloyd Leonard
Social Studies teacher Jan Goldberg has been registering voters who turn 18 at Riverside-Brookfield High School in the Chicago (IL) suburbs for 20 years! She explains: “I use about 20 students a year to help and act as deputy registrars.” County officials come to the school to train and deputize the students.