New law expands voter registration at polls

With the state’s voter turnout foundering among the lowest in the nation, a measure signed into law Monday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie could boost the state’s rating by as much as 10 points by 2018, advocates say.

House Bill 2590 allows voter registration at absentee polling places beginning in 2016. Same-day voting registration would be allowed starting in 2018.

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