Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 24, 2012
The Secretary of State’s office, in coordination with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the 58 county elections officials, made easier the process of voter registration in California.
Now, any eligible California voter who has access to the Internet and a driver’s license or ID signature on file with the DMV can register whenever and wherever it is convenient.
The League of Women Voters of California encourages all people who are eligible to vote to register and to cast an informed vote in all elections.
We believe in the power of the vote, and that government should make voter registration and preregistration easy while assuring that the basic requirements of citizenship, age, and residency are met.
Voter registration too frequently presents a barrier to eligible voters. Online voter registration will increase the number of registered voters and facilitate updates of voter registration for people who have moved or changed their name or political party by allowing them to do the process online.
Online registration will help prevent errors in transcribing handwritten information on registration affidavits and will speed up recording of late registrations and cut down on errors. Voters will be better served AND millions of dollars will be saved.