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electionlineWeekly--December 22, 2011

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III. Research and Report Summaries

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Legislative Action Bulletin - The National Conference of State Legislatures, Dec. 19, 2011: Looking back at 2011 state legislative sessions, this issue wraps up the year with coverage of laws passed related to voter ID, moving primary dates, implementing the MOVE Act, vote centers and the National Popular Vote.

From Citizenship to Voting: Improving Registration for New Americans – Tova Andrea Wang and Youjin b. Kim, Demos, December 2011: The report describes significantly lower voter participation rates of naturalized American citizens compared with native-born citizens and cites the voter registration process as the biggest barrier to voting for naturalized Americans.