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Can digitizing voter registration get more people signed up to vote before Election Day? A pair of New York lawmakers think so, and they introduced a plan on Friday to do just that.
The Voter Empowerment Act of New York would digitize the entire registration process in an effort to reduce errors caused by handwriting and typographical blunders that can leave otherwise eligible citizens off the voter rolls.
“As election season approaches, government bureaucracy continues to impede too many people from voting,” said New York State Senator Michael Gianaris in a statement. “Our proposal would remove these obstacles and maximize voter turnout while saving the state and its counties hu… Continue reading…