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Voter Registration Modernization is a comprehensive plan to upgrade America's outdated voting system.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.
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.