Secretary of State NVRA Reports by County and Category
Under the National Voter Registration Act, every two years the Secretary of State compiles reports to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) containing overall data for California. The reports are based on monthly county reports that counties submit to the Secretary of State's office and can be viewed below.
- 1. Non-DMV Voter Registration Agencies: Monthly Totals by County and Category, April 2008 to Present (XLS)
- 2. Non-DMV Voter Registration Agencies: Yearly and Monthly Totals by County, 1995 to Present (XLS)
- 3. DMV New Motor Voter Registration Transactions Monthly and Yearly Totals by Category, April 2018 to Present (XLS)
- 3-A. DMV New Motor Voter Registration Transactions Monthly and Yearly Totals by County, April 2018 to Present (XLS)
- 4. All NVRA Voter Registration Agencies: Yearly and Monthly Totals, 1995 to Present (XLS)
- 5. California Online Voter Registration (COVR) by All NVRA Agencies, April 2014 to Present (XLS)
- 5-A. COVR by NVRA Agencies Per County, February 2017 to Present (XLS)
- 6. SB 35/NVRA Monthly Reports by County and Agency Office/Site
- 7. DMV Voter Registration: Yearly and Monthly Totals, 1995 to March 2018 (XLS)
- 7-A. DMV Totals Per County, 2016 to March 2018 (XLS)
- 8. California University and College Offices for Students with Disabilities (XLS)
- 9. Other Designated Agencies (XLS)
California Biennial Reports to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
Under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) reports biennially to the United States Congress on the NVRA's impact on voter registration. In order to prepare the report, the EAC surveys each state biennially for the number of voter registration applications received and processed and where those applications came from (e.g., Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices, public assistance agencies, agencies providing services to people with disabilities, and armed forces agencies).
The California Secretary of State's office is responsible for responding to the EAC's survey by gathering this voter registration data from the 58 counties. In the past, county reports to the Secretary of State have sometimes been incomplete due to an inability to properly track the number of new voter registrations coming from agencies designated as voter registration agencies under the NVRA. Tracking has recently improved, because the Secretary of State and all counties now require NVRA voter registration agencies to order voter registration cards (VRCs) directly from the county where the local agency office is located. This allows counties to distribute sets of VRCs by serial number, so that as completed VRCs are returned, the county will know based on the VRC serial number from which state or federal agency the voter received their VRC. The Secretary of State has also developed and distributed a reporting form for NVRA voter registration agencies to use to report the number of voter registrations and declinations (when a person declines to register at the agency office) to county elections officials each month. These two measures should combine to improve California's overall reporting to the EAC on the impact the NVRA has on getting more eligible citizens registered to vote.
California's reports to the EAC can be found at:
- 2014 - 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (XLS)
- 2013 - 2014 Election Administration and Voting Survey (XLS)
- 2011 - 2012 Election Administration and Voting Survey* (XLS)
- 2009 - 2010 Election Administration and Voting Survey* (XLS)
- 2007 - 2008 Election Administration and Voting Survey (XLS) - Updated August 15, 2009
- 2007 - 2008 Election Administration and Voting Survey (XLS) - Submitted March 19, 2009
- 2005 - 2006 Election Administration and Voting Survey (XLS)
- 2003 - 2004 Election Administration and Voting Survey (XLS)
- 2001 - 2002 Election Administration and Voting Survey (XLS)
Reports compiling data from all 50 states can be found on the EAC's website.
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