Today, the Maryland State Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee will hear testimony on automatic voter registration, which could add almost half a million eligible but unregistered Marylanders to voter rolls.
A federal judge should immediately block Election Assistance Commission Executive Director Brian D. Newby’s action allowing three states to require proof of citizenship on the federal voter registration form, according to a motion filed today.
Election Assistance Commission Executive Director Brian D. Newby’s action to allow three states to require proof of citizenship on the federal voter registration form is illegal, argued the League of Women Voters and others in a federal suit.
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.