We’re just months away from national elections, and potential new voters are having trouble getting registered.
To protect public health during the COVID-19 crisis, many voter registration hotspots -- like DMVs and town clerks’ offices -- have been closed for months. And canvassing efforts on college campuses, at concerts, and on streets have been completely shut down, too.
So how can states combat this threat to our voting rights? By offering online voter registration.
Tell states without online voter registration: enact this crucial reform -- so voters can get on the rolls and make themselves heard in November, despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Online voter registration is a proven and secure way to modernize our voter registration systems. Letting eligible Americans register to vote (or update their registration) from home is convenient, safe -- and it saves those states that have implemented it money.
But this crucial option still isn’t available in several states, impacting tens of millions of Americans. Hold-outs include: AR, ME, MS, MT, NH, SD, TX, WY. We need your help whether you live in one of those states or not!
Experts say the loss of in-person registration opportunities this year will especially keep students, people of color, and naturalized immigrants from the polls. Online voter registration can help -- but states must act NOW to have this option ready for November.
Add your name to tell targeted state officials: it’s time to modernize our election systems with online voter registration.
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-- The RootsAction.org Team
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