Strengthening American Democracy

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The New Motor Voter Act will register Californians to vote automatically whenever they obtain or renew a driver’s license or other state identification through the Department of Motor Vehicles. California has an estimated 6.6 million unregistered voters; just 31.8 percent of eligible voters in the state turned out for the November 2014 general election, a record low. The law was informed by the work of MacArthur grantee the Brennan Center for Justice, among other groups.  Oregon is the only other state to have passed such a law.

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