Tonight, Marylanders voted for a commonsense, pro-democracy reform. They voted for a ballot initiative that gives eligible voters the right to register, update their registration, and vote on every Election Day in the future.
Maryland already allows voters to register to vote and cast their vote during the early voting period, which this year was from October 25 through November 1, 2018. This ballot initiative extends that right to Election Day.
“We are ecstatic that Maryland voters embraced more open, accessible elections. Voting should be accessible for all eligible citizens, whether a single parent working two jobs or a military service member.
Common Cause Maryland applauds Marylanders for voting YES on Election Day voter registration,” said Damon Effingham, Executive Director, Common Cause Maryland.
Similar reforms have already passed or been enacted in 17 other US states, including California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Maine and Minnesota.
Recent DEMOS think tank research concluded that same-day and Election Day registration increases voter turnout, creates accurate voter rolls and helps people who move often.
For more specifics, visit https://www.everyonevotesmaryland.org/
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest and accountable government that serves the public interest, promotes equal rights, opportunity and representation for all. We work to empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.