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17.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on In partisan move, Illinois Senate ignores necessary changes by Gov. Rauner to automatic voter registration

In partisan move, Illinois Senate ignores necessary changes by Gov. Rauner to automatic voter registration

The Daily Northwestern reports that the Illinois Senate voted 38-18 to override the veto of Governor Bruce Rauner to the automatic voter registration bill.  Governor Rauner called the legislation as originally drafted “injurious” to the Illinois election system. The veto had included slight changes to the bill to conform to federal law and ensure…

9.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Alaska Passes Form of Mandatory Voter Registration

Alaska Passes Form of Mandatory Voter Registration

Yesterday, voters in Alaska approved a ballot measure 65% to 35% that will automatically register Alaskans to vote when they apply for Alaska Permanent Fund distributions:   Ballot measure 1 would increase the number of registered voters in the state by automatically registering Alaskans when they apply for their PFDs. ….

22.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Despite concerns, Candidate for Oregon Secretary of State calls for Same Day Registration

Despite concerns, Candidate for Oregon Secretary of State calls for Same Day Registration

Brad Avakian, a candidate for Oregon Secretary of State, called for future same day registration despite substantive concerns from election officials and a determination that the system would not work for Oregon.  Currently, the Oregon constitution also prohibits same day registration.  Election officials have highlighted the cost and administrative headaches. Earlier this…

6.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Automatic Mandatory Registration Becomes Issue in Indiana Governor’s Race

Automatic Mandatory Registration Becomes Issue in Indiana Governor’s Race

The Indiana Democratic Candidate for Governor has promised to push for automatic mandatory voter registration.  Past legislation has failed in the Indiana legislature.