This story is coming to you from The Hill BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
New York’s state Senate on Wednesday approved an automatic voter registration bill, sending the legislation to the full state assembly.
Automatic voter registration (AVR) would make registering to vote an “opt-out” process rather than an “opt-in” process. Interacting with state agencies, like the Department of Motor Vehicles, would automatically initiate the voter registration process.
AVR efforts have been catching on in a number of states ahead of the 2020 election cycle. Five years ago, no states had AVR, but now many are adopting it. New Mexico, Nevada and Massachusetts all passed similar measures in the last year.
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