Rhode Island House and Senate pass 16-year-old Registration
UPDATE: Governor Carcieri vetoed the bill on July 12th citing concerns that adding 16-year-olds was not compatable with the HAVA-mandated statewide registration list. However, Hawaii has no difficulty registering 16-year-olds and complying with HAVA. Rhode Island should look carefully at Hawaii's system if Rep. Pacheco reintroduces this bill next session.
[ Text of Bill HB 8022 [pdf] ]
[ Guillaume De Ramel testimony on the Bill ]
[ FairVote's 100% Registration Project ]
[ Read John Anderson and Ray Martinez' New York Times op-ed ]