Bipartisan Group Looks to Reshape Voter Registration

Publication: The New York Times' The Caucus

Author: Bernie Becker


08/31/2009 - A bipartisan group, including election experts and former members of Congress, is seeking to overhaul what they call the country’s outmoded voter registration process.

The two chairmen of the Committee to Modernize Voter Registration — Trevor Potter, the general counsel for both of Senator John McCain’s presidential campaigns, and Marc Elias, who most recently was the lead lawyer for Senator Al Franken during the recent Minnesota recount — say their campaign experiences have persuaded them that the country needs to move toward a more automated registration system.

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The Pew Center on the States, which was the host of the meeting with reporters, also released a report on modernizing voter registration on Monday.

Read the full article Bipartisan Group Looks to Reshape Voter Registration on the The New York Times' The Caucus blog.

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