Washington Examiner

February 14, 2017

An innovative approach would have states adopt the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), which uses information from motor vehicle departments, Social Security Administration records and other databases to compare voters across states.  It's a streamlined process of verifying voter eligibility less expensive and more accurate than previous systems. More...

California Forward: Looking Outside California

July 8, 2016

Cleaning our lists is the number one thing we do," says Judd Choate, Colorado director of elections. One of the biggest long-term cost savings the state has implemented is investing up front to keep track of registered voter address changes. Using both the National Change of Address database and Electronic Registration Information Center, Colorado avoids costs associated with undeliverable ballots including printing, processing and staff time. Between 2010 and 2014, the state has cut their undeliverable mail rate by more than half. With more than 90 percent of votes being cast by mail, the savings is significant. More....

The Clermont Sun

July 7, 2016

The state‚Äôs participation in ERIC will get more Ohioans registered to vote and further improve the voter rolls by tapping into new sources of data to check for any duplicate registrations and deceased voters that have yet to be resolved. More....

RNLA Endorses ERIC

April 10, 2014

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) endorses ERIC in their response to the recent report of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.

Page 7 of the report:

RNLA strongly agrees with the PCEA's recommendation that "states join interstate programs to share data and synchronize voter lists so that states, on their own initiative, come as close as possible to creating an accurate database of all eligible voters." The PCEA rightly recognizes that one can directly trace problems at the polling place, including long lines, back to deficiencies somewhere in the voter registration process, often from inaccurate registration records caused by inadequate list maintenance. The PCEA endorses both of the two major interstate registration data sharing agreements: The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program (hereinafter referred to as "Crosscheck") and the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). RNLA agrees both ERIC and Crosscheck are valuable tools for shoring up the integrity of states' voter rolls.

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RTI Stage 1 Report

Data Shows Improvements for States Using ERIC

December 12, 2013

The Research Triangle Institute (RTI), in conjunction with Professor Barry Burden from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, released a report that evaluates the performance of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). The research, commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts, finds that states that participated in ERIC improved performance in 2012 on several key election measurements, compared to non-ERIC states.

Read more: RTI Stage 1 Report