15.Aug, 2019 Comments Off on California’s Motor Voter Program Fraught with Errors

California’s Motor Voter Program Fraught with Errors

California’s quest to be the nation’s benchmark for automatic (mandatory) voter registration was dealt a blow thanks to a recent audit highlighting issues with its perpetually plagued motor voter program.    The audit, released Friday by the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, showed that almost 84,000 duplicate voter registrations were on…

18.Jul, 2019 Comments Off on West Virginia and New York Join Growing List of States Experiencing Issues with Automatic Voter Registration

West Virginia and New York Join Growing List of States Experiencing Issues with Automatic Voter Registration

As the debate surrounding automatic (or mandatory) voter registration continues ahead of the 2020 elections, interesting developments in two states highlight the underlying issues behind these drastic “reforms”. 18 states and the District of Columbia have adopted AVR, and in doing so, cases of illegible voters being added to the…

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…

17.Feb, 2016 0

West Virginia Voter ID Law Approved by House Judiciary Committee

  On Feb. 10, 2016, the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee approved a voter ID bill.  The bill is currently under consideration by the entire House of Delegates.  

11.Feb, 2016 0

Connecticut SOS Proposes Automatic Voter Registration

The Connecticut Secretary of State is recommending the legislature enact automatic voter registration. The recommended system would “enable people to automatically register as Connecticut voters when they do business with the Department of Motor Vehicles.”

WA and IL – Bills to Enact Automatic Voter Registration Pending

Washington and Illinois currently have automatic voter registration bills under consideration in the House/Senate.  Links to the proposed legislation are below: Washington – (Full document) Illinois – (Full document)