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Should every American be automatically registered to vote?

The Illinois House has unanimously passed a bill that would automatically register eligible voters if they visit the Secretary of State’s offices or other state agencies. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a previous version of the bill over concerns it could enable voter fraud. But voting rights advocates say automatic registration makes voting more convenient, reduces the potential for voter fraud, and lowers costs. Should all of our citizens be automatically registered to vote? 🇺🇸 🗳️

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The United States has among the lowest voter turnout rates of developed countries. Why would we not adopt a simple solution to allow more people to participate in the process?

More people registered to vote encourages more people to actually vote, and voting is the bedrock of American democracy.
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According to the civil rights group Brennan Center for Justice, eight states and the District of Columbia have already approved an automatic voter registration policy. So far in 2017, 32 states have introduced bills to implement or expand automatic registration.

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The Washington Times calls automatic voter registration mandatory voter registration, and says it is a terrible idea.

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The Heritage Foundation also weighed in against the idea, saying it "improperly shifts the responsibility for registering from the individual to the government."

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In Illinois, citizens will be given the option to opt out of registration—it won't be mandatory. Many on the left accuse Republicans of opposing automatic registration because increased voter turnout harms the GOP's chances of victory .

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But others insist automatic registration programs will lead to fraudulent voting.

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Should every American be automatically registered to vote?
A festive crown for the winner
#EndBarriersToVoting
#PreventVoterFraud