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Bi-Partisan Panel of Voting Experts Underscore Urgent Need for Election Reform


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JL
- 522 days ago - lwv.org
Last week, the Brennan Center for Justice convened a bi-partisan group of Secretaries of State from Nevada, Minnesota, Oregon and North Dakota for a panel discussion on voter registration modernization



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JL A. (274)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:16 am
League of Women Voters

Bi-partisan panel of Voting Experts Underscore Urgent Need for Election Reform
By: Renee 01/29/2013

Last week, the Brennan Center for Justice convened a bi-partisan group of Secretaries of State from Nevada, Minnesota, Oregon and North Dakota for a panel discussion on voter registration modernization. The League agrees with the distinguished panel that the nationís current state-based voter registration systems should undergo major improvements, and that policymakers should work quickly to address the issue while the problems voters faced this past Election Day are still fresh in votersí minds.

Registration modernization is a key pro-voter reform issue that the League has identified as a priority at both the state and federal levels. We join the Brennan Center in calling upon our policymakers to implement:

Permanent and portable statewide voter registration: Nearly 50 percent of Americans move within five years. Once voters have taken the responsibility to properly register to vote, their registration should stay active whenever they move within that state.
Secure online voter registration: As more and more Americans use the Internet for daily tasks like paying bills and banking, states should develop online voter registration programs to increase efficiency.

Given the widespread public support for modernizing our voter registration system, now is the time for action. We must do everything in our power to ensure that elections are free, fair and accessible. Modernizing voter registration is a crucial part of this process.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:17 am
Noted
 

Angelika R. (146)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:51 am
Oh yes, I absolutely second that! And true, it should happen fast before things are either forgotten or before the Rethugs are faster to sneak in their own fraudulent legislation again.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:57 am
Instead of dealing with a situation that has shown voter fraud in the last 3 elections, simply get rid of the the electoral college, and let us vote for who we want.
 

JL A. (274)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:01 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Joanne because you have done so within the last week.
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:32 pm

I think we need ONE Federal law on voting - to include every detail, from early voting to the hours, what will be required for ID and what is unneeded. End this now, and do not leave it in the hands of states. They have proven this is beyond their ability to be impartial.
 

JL A. (274)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:52 pm
It sounds like that is where this bipartisan group was heading...but no one gives up power gladly, so I expect pushback from many states.You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.
 

Christina G. (11)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:24 pm
how about making really stiff penalities for messing with our voting!
 
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