The bill that would automatically register eligible citizens to vote when they interact with the DMV, and opens the door to expanding the system to other state agencies in the future. The measure could significantly boost Connecticut’s registration rate.
As America heads into another presidential election year in the midst of pitched battles over the right to vote, this six-part agenda outlines how to secure our elections from misconduct while maintaining fair access to the ballot.
A total of 38 states now use electronic and/or online voter registration, nearly double the total from our last study five years ago. These systems boost registration rates, increase voter roll accuracy, and save money.
Voter Registration Modernization is a comprehensive plan to upgrade America's outdated voting system.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.
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.
With the 2016 race already under way, the voting wars continue in the states, but with a significant drop-off in new restrictions in 2015. Since the 2010 election, however, 21 states have new laws making it harder to vote.
Vermont is the 14th state, plus the District of Columbia, to pass legislation to allow voters to register on Election Day, which can boost turnout and make it easier for eligible voters to cast a ballot that will get counted.