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Same-day registration could boost voter turnout

By Beppie J. Shapiro, Carmille Lim and Laurie Temple

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 12, 2013

~~<p>The League of Women Voters of Hawaii and Common Cause Hawaii believe that government should make voter registration as simple and convenient as possible while assuring that the requirements of citizenship, age and residency are met.</p>
<p>Currently, Hawaii's voter registration requirements do not meet this standard. In the 2012 elections, for example, many people showed up to vote without knowing that they had to update their registration because they had moved; others were not aware of the registration process. Most of these potential voters at the polls couldn't vote because they had not met Hawaii's voter registration deadline of 30 days before election day. Those most affected were students, younger/new/infrequent voters, people who had moved recently, and busy working folk.</p>
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The League of Women Voters of Hawaii and Common Cause Hawaii believe that government should make voter registration as simple and convenient as possible while assuring that the requirements of citizenship, age and residency are met.

Currently, Hawaii's voter registration requirements do not meet this standard. In the 2012 elections, for example, many people showed up to vote without knowing that they had to update their registration because they had moved; others were not aware of the registration process. Most of these potential voters at the polls couldn't vote because they had not met Hawaii's voter registration deadline of 30 days before election day. Those most affected were students, younger/new/infrequent voters, people who had moved recently, and busy working folk. Login for more...



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