Representative Ruth B. Balser writes in support of same-day registration
February 23, 2018
Among the most troubling aspects of the 2016 election were the reports that many Americans who wanted to vote were turned away from the polls. It is not unreasonable to conclude that the outcome of the presidential election would have been different had it not been for voter suppression in some key states. The Supreme Court’s dismantling of the core provisions of the Voting Rights Act and the adoption in many states of voter restriction policies moves our nation in precisely the opposite direction from where we should be heading. With only about 60 percent of those eligible voting in presidential elections, and still fewer voting in midterm and local elections, policy makers should be making it easier to vote, not harder.