Automatic Voter Registration
All eligible voters should be registered to vote. And in order to advance our kitchen table issues we must be on the voter rolls to be able to advocate for ourselves. A vote is a voice. Giving more constituents a voice encourages elected officials to be more responsive and increases faith in our democracy and government institutions. When Americans know they’re being heard, they’re more likely to participate in elections. Automatic Voter Registration enables state governments the ability to register eligible voters. Based on information obtained through government interactions (e.g. Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Human Services) the state registers eligible people to vote and allows them to opt out of the process if they so choose. AVR is portability which means when voters move and update their addresses with the DMV, their registration is automatically update. Automatic Voter registration is a great opportunity to modernize our elections and save taxpayers’money.