Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NY Could Get Automatic Voter Registration in 2017

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Oregon was first to make voter Registration Automatic. It has now seen higher gains than any other State in actual Voting by Young People and by Racial Minorities.

Six States: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Oregon, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia have now made Voter Registration Automatic.

New York could be State number 7.

Thirty States are already expected to take up Bills to create this Reform in 2017.

Thirty-nine States Automatically Register Men who get a driver's License for a Military Draft. They could easily allow people to Register to Vote.

Every Election Season, thousands of Volunteers toil endless hours on a task that need not exist at all: registering Voters.

People are denied the right to Vote when told they are not Registered.

With automatic Voter Registration, nobody is required to Vote or even be Registered. Rather, a Government that already knows who we are through Department of Motor Vehicle (DMZ) and other Departments simply allows us to vote. And the DMV in many States requires stricter Proof of Identity and Citizenship than does Traditional Registration, and Traditional Registration remains available.

As a result, more people vote and Candidates have to Win the Votes of more people. Quite possibly more Candidates gain traction.

It becomes easier to place Initiatives on the Ballot by gathering the signatures of Registered voters.

The State Government saves the Expense of the existing system of "Registering" people it already knows.

"Let's get [people] on the rolls automatically and put all the resources and energy we've put into voter registration into voter education," says California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

Volunteers could set aside the endless work of Voter Registration and instead promote the Policy Positions they care about.

CLICK HERE to send an email to your State Legislators and Governor letting them know you want Voter Registration to be Automatic.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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