The bill would have permitted New Yorkers to register to vote by interacting with certain state agencies like the Department of Motor Vehicles, according to the website. The bill informed those who are not citizens that registering to vote was a crime. But it told them not to check the box opting out of voting. The added word could have led to them wrongly registering to vote, HuffPost reported. … [Read more...] about Typo Stalls Voter Registration Bill in N.Y.
Automatic voter registration
Formerly known as Assembly Bill 1461, the legislation automatically registers adult citizens to vote at the DMV when they get or renew a driver's license -- unless they opt out. … [Read more...] about California DMV mishandled thousands of voter registrations
The Texas battle over the Motor Voter law stems from a 2016 lawsuit over whether the state is required to automatically update voters’ registration when people go online to change their address on their driver’s license. Currently, Texans moving to a different county have to print and mail out a form to their new county elections office, despite checking a box online indicating they want to change their voter registration. … [Read more...] about 5th Circuit temporarily halts implementation of online voter registration system
Motor Voter has received heavy criticism in recent months for a number of technical mishaps affecting voters’ registration information. In August, the DMV sent 23,000 erroneous voter registrations to the Secretary of State’s Office. Earlier this month, the DMV reported that about 1,500 customers may have been improperly registered to vote. Some of the 1,500 are believed to be non-citizens, and it remains unclear whether any of them voted during this year’s June primary. … [Read more...] about Audit Motor Voter program independently, California watchdog says
Republican legislatures primarily voted against the bill alleging that citizens who are not engaged enough to register, probably were not engaged enough to understand the positions on a ballot. Secretary of State Maggie Tolouse Oliver defended that removing administrative barriers to voting will increase voter turnout and ensure that more New Mexico eligible voters stay engaged in the political process. The automatic voter registration and same-day registration is likely to increase civic participation in statewide elections and keep up to date voter rolls. … [Read more...] about New Mexico governor signs bill allowing same-day voter registration