Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Same Day Registration

From Act for Change

The Massachusetts legislature is poised to make history in the coming weeks. A bill to allow Election Day Registration (EDR) -- a measure that would protect every eligible citizen's right to vote -- is about to face a do-or-die committee vote. If it passes out of committee, it will be well on its way to becoming the law of the land.

Increasing civic participation is good for our democracy. Allowing registration on Election Day makes voting easier and brings people into the electoral process who are often excluded -- like students, renters, low-income people, and those who have recently moved. We need a groundswell of support for this legislation from the public to pass it into law.

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