Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Watershed Moment for Voter Registration

The California legislature passed a landmark bill last week to automatically register eligible citizens to vote when they interact with the DMV. With 6.6 million eligible, but unregistered voters, this could dramatically boost the Golden State’s registration rate. “California has lagged behind on voting technology for years,” said Myrna Pérez. “With one stroke of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown can bring it to the front of the pack.” California is the third state, after Oregon and New Jersey, to pass this reform. If all three implement their bills, 16 percent of the nation’s population would live in states with automatic registration.


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