May 24, 2013
California OKs Same-Day Voter Registration, as Long as It’s Not Today
Posted on Sep 25, 2012
With the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown secured, California became the 11th state to allow voters to register on Election Day. Just not this Election Day. Or the next one, if officials can’t launch a statewide database that is part of the deal and not expected to be ready until 2015.
Oh well, it’s the thought that counts.
A statement on the governor’s website quotes Brown as saying, “Voting—the sacred right of every citizen—should be simple and convenient. ... While other states try to restrict voters with new laws that burden the process, California allows voters to register online—and even on Election Day.”
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer. Follow him on Twitter: @peesch.
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