Committee Approves Election Day Voter Registration Bill

If passed, the bill would also allow online registration for residents with driver's licenses.


A committee of the General Assembly approved on Wednesday a bill that would allow residents to register to vote on Election Day, according to the Connecticut Post. 

Republicans in the Government Administration & Elections Committee attempted to amend the bill so that residents would be require to present a photo ID prior to registration to prevent fraud, but failed. Sen. Gayle S. Slossberg, D-Milford, co-chairwoman of the panel, told the Post the seniors and minorities, who are most likely to not have photo IDs, would be discouraged by the amendment and that there hasn't been any previous evidence of voter registration fraud in Connecticut.

The legislation would create online registration for residents with driver's licenses. Gov. Dannel Malloy and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill . "Many states have already made these reforms and by taking these important steps forward we can include a younger generation of voters and expand participation in our democracy," Merrill said in a statement released by Malloy's office. 

Elizabeth May 07, 2012 at 06:26 PM
How about anything that encourages illegal residents to vote? Maybe even unicorns!
Charles May 07, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Kendall your tin foil hat is crooked.
Charles May 07, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Kendall quoting the national review is like performing Swedish folk music.
Elizabeth May 07, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Charles - your analogy re: Swedish folk music makes no sense but I will say I have read where you quote from the Daily Kos. Yea there' s a lot of rocket scientists on that site. I don't actually see you debating Kendall on this issue. Do you think you have the intellectual capacity to do that? I would really love to see a serious back and forth between you and Kendall on this issue with no snark or name calling. Care to give it a shot?
Charles May 07, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Liz you manx.


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