FairVote backed reforms introduced in U.S Senate

Posted on June 15, 2008
On June 6, Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) introduced S. 3100, a bill that would encourage advance voter registration for sixteen year olds, and automatic re-registration of voters who changed their residence.  S. 3100 would create a grant program to provide the States with the funds needed to implement pre-registration for sixteen year olds, so ensuring that they would be on the voter rolls when they turn eighteen.  Pre-registration, combined with automatic re-registration, would be a significant step towards FairVote's goal of universal voter registration.  The bill also makes provision for absentee voting, mail-in voting, and vote verification through paper trails and manual audits.

[Senator Nelson's statement on electoral reform]
[S. 3100]

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