Voter Registration Modernization is a comprehensive plan to upgrade America's outdated voting system. It could add up to 50 million new voters while saving money, increasing efficiency and accuracy, and curbing the potential for fraud.
In 2016, 43 states will use voting machines that are at least 10 years old, perilously close to the end of their expected lifespan. Old equipment increases the risk of failures and crashes, which can lead to long lines and lost votes.
State officials estimate that with approximately 6.6 million eligible but unregistered voters, the provision could dramatically boost California’s registration rate, which was ranked 38th in the country in 2012.