Summary: To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require each State to ensure that each individual who provides identifying information to the State motor vehicle authority is automatically registered to vote in elections for Federal office held in the State unless the individual does not meet the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in such elections or declines to be registered to vote in such elections, and for other purposes. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the resolution on 1/17/19.
STATUS: Introduced 1/17/19 by Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1].
ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:
- “Proponents of automatic voter registration say the policy will remove barriers to registration for eligible voters, the first step on the way to voter participation. By registering through a routine and necessary transaction, voters won’t have to worry about registration deadlines or application submissions. In a sense, they are automatically enfranchised.” (Source: National Conference of State Legislatures)
- Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient; Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade (Source: The Pew Center on the States)
- “Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have already approved automatic voter registration with more states expected to pass the reform soon.” (Source: Brennen Center for Justice)