Statistical Highlights of the Federal Election Commission Report to the Congress on the Impact of the National Voter Registration Act 1995-1996

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requires the Commission to submit to Congress a report assessing the impact of the NVRA on the administration of federal elections during the preceding two year period, and recommending improvements in federal and State procedures, forms, and other matters. This report is due no later than June 30 of each odd-numbered year.

The figures on these pages are based on survey results from 43 States and the District of Columbia. Six States are not included because they are exempt from the provisions of the Act. Vermont is not included because of State constitutional impediments that have delayed full implementation.

Notes on the Data Elements in the First Table