Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), Stage 1 evaluation, Report to the Pew Charitable Trusts
This report evaluates outcomes related to the first year of operation – Stage 1 – of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). ERIC is a nonprofit organization established by seven member states that joined to form the Center in 2012. The states received technical and financial support to design and incorporate ERIC from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The goal of ERIC is to improve voter registration rolls by enhancing access to registration for unregistered voters and by improving the accuracy of the rolls through regular maintenance of registration lists. ERIC uses IBM technology to connect information in state voter files with data from state motor vehicle offices, death records, and change of address information to identify eligible but unregistered individuals and identify outdated entries and duplicate entries within and across states to help clean up voter rolls.