When it comes to election reform, Connecticut is head and shoulders above most. Over the past few years, strong legislation has passed in the state allowing for same day registration, online voter registration, and voting for those who will turn 18 by a presidential election. The rest of the country could take a cue.
That’s why it’s so disappointing that our state’s DMV has been failing in its National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) duties.
Passed in 1993, the NVRA requires states to provide voter registration services at a number of agencies, including DMV offices. Just recently, the Department of Justice notified the state of Connecticut that it’s out of compliance with the law - and must act fast to remedy that.
But we can -- and must -- do better. Connecticut should continue its proud legacy as a voting rights leader by taking the next step and passing automatic voter registration.
To preserve Connecticut’s history of strong reform, we must send a message to Governor Malloy!
Make a call to Governor Dannel P. Malloy TODAY at 860-566-4840
Here’s what to say: I’m disappointed that my state is failing at our National Voter Registration Act duties. Please immediately comply with federal law and pass the automatic voter registration bill (HB 5514).
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