Judge’s ‘Motor Voter’ Ruling Could Lead To Online Registration

Currently, when renewing a driver’s license online in Texas, citizens can print out a voter registration form, fill it out, put it in an envelope, put a stamp on it and mail it. The judge found these steps are a barrier to registration.

By David Martin DaviesJanuary 31, 2020 9:30 am, , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

A federal judge ordered Texas to allow three citizens to register to vote after they renewed their driver’s licenses online. This could open the door allowing more than 1 million new voter registrations in Texas.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 is also known as Motor Voter. It requires states to offer voter registration opportunities when an eligible person applies for a driver license. On Thursday, Chief U.S. District Judge Orland Garcia found that Texas has been violating that law.

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