Registration and Voting Systems

More than a decade into the 21st Century, elections across much of America are burdened with mid-20th Century technology. Too many states and localities are unprepared for machine breakdowns and/or use machines that are unreliable or produce vote counts that are unverifiable. Too many jurisdictions have a shortage of poll workers or rely on workers who lack training.

In partnership with other activist organizations, Common Cause regularly spotlights weaknesses in election preparedness in all 50 states and works directly with state and local registrars and other officials to correct them.

Common Cause also is pushing states to modernize voter registration systems, so that voters can register online and are registered automatically when they apply for a driver's license. Modern systems also permit voters to transfer their registration automatically when they relocate.

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Thursday was a day full of meetings and trying to connect with legislators about our priority bills – with NINE bills as priorities, and dozens more that we are tracking, it was a full day for Common Cause NM. So many of the legislators we...

Three Days Down, 57 to go!
January 20, 2017

Senate Bill 2223 allows early voting up to 21 days before Election Day. The bill was introduced by Senator David Blount. The bill also would allow authorized persons eligible to vote in the State to submit their voter registration applications...

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Elizabeth Crowell, Common Cause Mississippi , January 18, 2017

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