New Motor Voter Act - SIGNED INTO LAW

Bill Text: AB 1461

Date Introduced: February 27, 2015

Sponsors: Asm Gonzales (D)

Status: Signed into law

Streamlines California’s voter registration process and enables the Secretary of State to do additional outreach to register eligible voters. Under the new law, beginning no later than 2017, all Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) users who indicate they are eligible to vote will be automatically registered, unless they opt out of registering. Prior to that, the law also authorizes the Secretary of State to use DMV contact information to reach out to potentially millions of eligible California voters to encourage them to register to vote.

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