Preventing exceedingly rare voter fraud is not worth the very real consequences to electoral participation among the elderly, youth, and communities of color. That's the message being sent by state legislative leaders across the nation, three of whom - State Del. Jon Cardin (MD), State Rep. Joe Miklosi (CO), and State Rep. Ben Cannon (OR) - co-wrote an op-ed published in the Baltimore Sun this week.
PSA submitted testimony in February 2011 for HI HB 343, a bill that would allow same day voter registration. Our testimony highlights the success of the reform in other states as well as offers the perspectives of legislators in other states regarding the value of SDR.
This model bill from Project Vote allows all citizens, regardless of whether they have a government ID, to access an online registration portal in order to register to vote or update their information.
This Brennan Center report looks at the various ways in which states began to move toward a system in which voters are automatically and permanently added to the rolls, with fail-safes in case of government mistakes.