OSU Navigation Bar

Election Law @ Moritz Home Page

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

2008 Key Questions for Key States

Will the inability to verify social security number or driver's license number prevent registration?

About this Map...

HAVA asks states to attempt to match personal information contained on incoming voter registration applications against information contained in external government databases. But what happens if that matching process fails? This map shows that most states still permit the voter to cast a regular ballot as long as he or she can present proper ID at the polls.

Registration fails

Registration fails, but state has EDR

Voter may cast an ordinary ballot after showing ID at polls


State Not Researched

N/A - this state has no matching program

No statewide policy

Unmatched voters may cast an ordinary ballot, but votes cast for federal candidates will not count

No consequence