Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rhode Island Gov. Signs Automatic Voter Registration Bill

On June 30th, the Rhode Island Legislature passed HB 5702. It provides that Persons who apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a Driver's License, Renewal, or Personal Identification Document shall Simultaneously Register to Vote, unless they expressly Decline to do so.

It would also require that the Person Certify that they are an American Citizen.

On July 19th, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed HB 5702.

HB 5702 would take effect 30 days after the Administrator of the DMV Certifies in writing to the General Assembly that the Rhode Island Computer System, Motor Vehicle Licensing System (RIMS), is capable of meeting the Requirements set forth in the Act.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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