As part of our Shared Multi-State Agenda, the Progressive States Network is working with legislators, advocates and leading experts to promote election reforms that drive voter turnout in states across the country - just in time for the coming 2010 and 2012 election years.
Perhaps signaling a new phase in efforts to modernize the country's
antiquated voter registration systems, a new group of unlikely
bedfellows has come together
to help win support for an overhaul that would put government in charge
of proactively registering voters, and allowing voter registrations to
be portable within states. Spearheaded by two former general counsels
of presidential campaigns, Trevor Potter (McCain 2000 & 2008) and
Marc Elias (John Kerry 2004), the Committee to Modernize Voter Registration (CMVR) plans to promote registration modernization and be a resource for those on Capitol Hill.