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National Voter Registration Act

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) is an important federal law designed to increase citizens' access to voter registration opportunities. Under the NVRA, the State has designated Voter Registration Agencies, which must offer voter registration services to each person applying for service or assistance, renewing or recertifying eligibility, or submitting a change of address.

For more details about the NVRA, view this PowerPoint presentation. This PowerPoint is a resource for agencies' NVRA Coordinators, NVRA Site Coordinators, and other staff who are responsible for implementing the requirements of the NVRA at their agencies.

Additional Resources for Voter Registration Agencies:

Agency-Specific Information:

The State's Voter Registration Agencies include:

  • Local department of social services units providing Temporary Cash Assistance, Medicaid, and Food Stamps
  • WIC offices
  • Local offices of the Maryland Children's Health Program under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • All offices primarily engaged in providing State-funded services to individuals with disabilities, including the Maryland Transit Administration Paratransit Certification Office
  • Recruitment offices of the armed forces of the United States
  • Offices on aging
  • Offices for students with disabilities at private and public colleges and universities
  • The Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Marriage license offices of the clerks of court
  • Public institutions of higher education