Gov. Brown approves automatic voter registration for Californians

Voting boothTargeting California’s recent record-low voter turnout, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a measure that would eventually allow Californians to be automatically registered to vote when they go the DMV to obtain or renew a driver’s license.

The measure, which would also allow Californians to opt out of registering, was introduced in response to the dismal 42% turnout in the November 2014 statewide election.

That bill and 13 others the governor signed Saturday, will “help improve elections and expand voter rights and access in California,” Brown’s office said in a statement.

Some 6.6 million Californians who are eligible to register to vote have not registered, according to Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who supported the legislation as a way to increase voter participation. …

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Comments

  1. Brenda Torres says

    What about the illegals that also carry ‘Drivers Licenses’? How are they separated out from Legal Voters?!!!

  2. States that do not update and purge voter rolls should not be allowed to enter votes in national elections, i.e. Ohio did this recently.
    Also, Sanctuary state votes should not be recognized as valid in national elections.

  3. Stella Maciel says

    What a bunch of BS , that’s up to the individual whether they want to register .. This just go to show how democrats are planning on cheating to get there votes .. Because they know most of California’s voters are sick of the way they have trashed California ..

  4. CaliExpat says

    Still more relief that we cashed out and moved away…
    Jerry Brown is killing California with bad legislation…
    Wake up Californians…

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