California State Senate Passes Bill for Election-Day Voter Registration

On August 23, the California State Senate passed AB 1436, the bill to permit individuals to register to vote on election day. The bill has been amended since it passed the Assembly, so now it goes back to the Assembly. The election-day registration could only be carried out at a county elections office, not at the local polling place. If signed into law, it would not take effect until 2016, when the state’s computerized voter registration records would be organized more usefully.

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  1. Mark B. · · Reply

    Great news! Election-day registration is one of the best ways of increasing voter turnout and encouraging participation in democracy!

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