People who tried to register to vote while renewing driver's licenses online had to print out and mail in another form.
Registration numbers dropped sharply from 2012 to 2014.
And they're threatening to sue.
In a democratic system, no right is more fundamental or necessary than the right to vote. So why are citizens required to opt-in to exercise their right to vote through voter registration?
In California, there are about 7 million people who are eligible to vote but never registered to do so, including 1.2 million in Los Angeles County. It's a shocking statistic, considering the sacrifices made to win passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, which marked its 50th anniversary this year.
One reason for our shamefully low turnout is America's ramshackle voter registration system. States have slowly improved the process over the last decade. But this year, a bold new reform has caught on -- automatic voter registration, starting at DMVs.
The drop in applications processed corresponds with the tenure of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who took office in January
Monday, May 20, marks the 20th anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, the monumental legislation that protects and enhances the ability of Americans to register to vote.
I attended yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in the Arizona voter registration case. The argument went well generally, but Justice Alito suggested the Justices would create a "crazy" double standard by requiring that Arizona election officials accept the federal registration form. Alito's concerns are unwarranted.
Justice Anthony Kennedy seemed to advocate for both sides of the case, known as Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
The Fight for the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA): "It's Now Up to Us to See That It Gets Done"
Commonly known as the "Motor Voter Act," the NVRA streamlined voter registration. If the Supreme Court rules against the NVRA, states would be free to pass laws that could restrict voter registration activities and thereby prevent eligible citizens from registering to vote.
Today, September 25, thousands of people across the country and hundreds here in Colorado are celebrating National Voter Registration Day.
If the U.S. blocks the purge, the federal government may be in violation of the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause, Florida