Dates of Implementing the Provisions of the National Voter Registration Act


State Date Motor Voter Registration Was Adopted Date Mail Registration Was Adopted Date Agency Registration Was Adopted Date Fail Safe Voting Was Adopted Date List Maintenance Provisions Were Adopted Date of Last Purge Before Implementing the NVRA Was the Purge Uniform Throughout the State
ALABAMA Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 Had before NVRA Jan-97 Varied by County Only some Counties
ALASKA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Not Implemented 1993 Statewide
ARIZONA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Feb-96 Jan-95 1988 Statewide
ARKANSAS Jan-96 Jan-96 Jan-96 Jan-96 Jan-96 Local Option Local Option
CALIFORNIA NO RESPONSE NO RESPONSE NO RESPONSE NO RESPONSE NO RESPONSE NO RESPONSE NO RESPONSE
COLORADO 1994 1994 1994 Had Before NVRA 1995 1994 Statewide
CONNECTICUT Jan-94 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Before Jan 95 Apr-Oct 1994 Statewide
DELAWARE Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Nov-95 Apr-96 1993 Statewide
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 1989 Statewide
FLORIDA Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 1993 Statewide
GEORGIA Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 Confirmation Notices Not Yet Implemented Apr-93 Statewide
HAWAII Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA 1993 Had Before NVRA 1995 1994 Statewide
IDAHO is exempt from the NVRA
ILLINOIS Had Before NVRA Aug-95 Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Summer thru Autumn 1994 Majority of Counties
INDIANA Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Jun-94 Statewide
IOWA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Nov-Dec 94 Statewide
KANSAS Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Apr-96 1994 Statewide
KENTUCKY Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 May-95 Jan-95 1994 Statewide
LOUISIANA Had Before NVRA Apr-95 UNK UNK Apr-95 Nov-94 Statewide
MAINE Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jun-95 None N/A
MARYLAND Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA UNK Jan-95 1994 Statewide
MASSACHUSETTS Jan-95 Jul-94 Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jun-94 Statewide
MICHIGAN Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Feb-96 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Dec-94 Statewide
MINNESOTA is exempt from the NVRA
MISSISSIPPI Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Varies by County Local Option
MISSOURI Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Apr-95 Jan-95 Between 1991 and 1994 Varies by County
MONTANA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Not Yet Implemented Not Yet Implemented Not Yet Implemented 1996 Statewide
NEBRASKA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 None N/A
NEVADA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA 1995 1995 Dec-94 Most Counties
NEW HAMPSHIRE is exempt from the NVRA
NEW JERSEY Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 Dec-94 Statewide
NEW MEXICO Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Mar-93 Statewide
NEW YORK Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 1994 Statewide
NORTH CAROLINA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Jan-95 1997 1993 Statewide
NORTH DAKOTA is exempt from the NVRA
OHIO Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 1994 Statewide
OKLAHOMA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Dec-94 Statewide
OREGON Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Mar-95 Jan-95 Varies by County Varies by County
PENNSYLVANIA May-95 Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Nov-95 Jun-95 1994 Varied by County
RHODE ISLAND Had Before NVRA 1995 Nov-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 1985 Statewide
SOUTH CAROLINA Mar-96 Had Before NVRA Mar-96 Apr-96 Jun-96 Jan-96 Statewide
SOUTH DAKOTA Jan-95 Jan-95 Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 1993/1994 Statewide
TENNESSEE Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA 1995 1995 1994 1994 Statewide
TEXAS Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Aug-94 Statewide
UTAH Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Jun-96 Jan-95 Nov-Dec 94 Most Counties
VERMONT Not Yet Implemented Not Yet Implemented Not Yet Implemented Not Yet Implemented Not Yet Implemented UNK UNK
VIRGINIA Mar-96 Mar-96 Mar-96 Had Before NVRA Jul-96 Dec-95 Statewide
WASHINGTON Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Had Before NVRA Jan-95 Dec-94 Statewide
WEST VIRGINIA Had Before NVRA Had Before NVRA Jan-95 1995 Jan-95 1994 Statewide
WISCONSIN is exempt from the NVRA
WYOMING is exempt from the NVRA