News Release

Voter Registration Deadlines — PSAs Available


In the next several days, about half the states have their voter registration deadlines. The group has produced a public service announcement encouraging people to register. The Institute for Public Accuracy strongly urges media outlets to encourage their audiences to ensure they are properly registered.

To register to vote, individuals should call 1-888-VOTE-SMART or go to

Unger is co-founder of which features information on voter registration and other aspects of election preparedness. A listing of voter registration deadlines by state is available. has produced a public service announcement that electronic media can play, available via the web in a number of formats:
Radio (9MB)
Web — compressed — (1MB)
TV — uncompressed — (640MB)
Web — uncompressed — (700MB)

Unger is also available for interviews about voter registration and other election preparedness issues.

Rosenfeld wrote the recent piece “Seven Ways Your Vote May Not Count This November.”

He said today: “Voter registration for the 2008 presidential election closes in about half the states on Monday, Oct. 6. The rest of the states will soon follow, with only a handful of states allowing eligible residents to register and vote on Election Day. This year, we have seen historic and unprecedented interest by the public in voting. Turnout records were set in state after state during the primaries. … The public needs to be reminded to make sure their registration information is current, meaning it has their current address. Almost all of the partisan voter challenges and other suppression tactics are based on the claim that some voters should not be permitted to vote if their registrations are not current.

“There are record numbers of new registrations this year. That means there is a mountain of new registrations to be processed by election officials – and many public officials feel overwhelmed by this. New voters need to call their local election offices to make sure they are in the system.”

Rosenfeld, senior fellow at, is author of Count My Vote: A Citizen’s Guide to Voting and co-author of What Happened in Ohio: A Documentary Record of Theft and Fraud in the 2004 Election.
More Information

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167