August 11, 2018

Automatic voter registration growing


Republicans and Democrats are often on opposing ends of voting rights debates. But a new law to automatically register people to vote received overwhelming bipartisan support in Massachusetts.

The state’s Republican governor, Charlie Baker, signed the bill, and it will take effect in January 2020.

Oregon was the first state, in 2015, to adopt an automatic voter registration system. Since then, 12 states and the District of Columbia have passed similar laws, and 20 states this year have introduced automatic voting registration proposals, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

1 comment:

Walker said...

The next step is mandatory ballot return for those eligible to vote by mail (and here in Oregon, that's all of us). You don't have to vote, but you have to return the ballot so that we can ensure that you were sent a ballot and maintain the rolls.