As Other States Make Registering and Voting More Difficult, CA Just Made It Easier!

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    California Voter Registration Goes Online, Increasing Accessibility

    With only about a month until California's voter registration deadline (Oct. 22), the state has finally enabled online voter registration. The system went live early Wednesday thanks to a 2011 bill authored by Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco).

    "This is an incredibly exciting day for California and for our democracy," Yee said in a press release. “While some states are suppressing the rights of voters, here in California we are proudly increasing participation."

    Registration takes about three minutes to complete online. Californians can now go here, and enter their driver's license number, date of birth and last four of their Social Security number. The system will search the Department of Motor Vehicles, and, if the information matches, registrants can authorize the use of an electronic image of their DMV signature. Then, county election officials will verify the information, Yee's office explained.

    Californians are celebrating the system as more accessible, accurate, cost-efficient and time-efficient. The previous system of mailing in registration forms could take weeks and was vulnerable to error if the election clerks misread a person's handwriting. This also cuts the cost spent on such clerks, according to Yee's office.​


    It took some time, but it's finally here and working great!:clap2:
     
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    And if they don't have a valid SS#? Will the last 4 of their TIN work?
     
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    Nope. If the ID doesn't clear the system, the voter is required to present ID the first time they vote.
     
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    Speaking of point of no return, California has arrived.
     
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    Yeah, expanding voting...it's so Communist.
     
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    The LAST thing a government needs is the increasingly ignorant and dependent masses voting themselves the other guy's stuff.

    We have seen it all before. It ends ugly.
     
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    No proof of citizenship required?
     
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    Show me where "proof" of citizenship is required to register to vote. What state has a "show me your papers to register" law?

    When you register to vote (in any state), you are signing under penalty of perjury that you are a US Citizen over the age of 18.
     
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    Ooohhh, like millions of illegal aliens are worried about THAT penalty.

    Sheesh!! :cuckoo:
     
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    Wanting to restrict access to voting...how American of you. :rolleyes:
     

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