Initiative filed for automatic voter registration through DMV

iVote's fight for automatic voter registration in Nevada made the KRNV news channel. You can click the hyperlink below to see the clip highlighting the effort. To help make voting more modern and secure in Nevada, donate here.


by Scott Magruder and Juan Carlos Flores

"Registering to vote could become a lot easier here in Nevada.

An initiative filed with the Secretary of State’s Office would automatically register you when you apply for, or renew, a Nevada driver’s license or ID card at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

According to the Secretary of State’s website, the Washington, D.C.-based group iVote filed an initiative that would allow people to register to vote automatically.

Currently you have to “opt-in” when getting or renewing your license or ID card.

iVote spokesman Hari Sevugan tells News 4-Fox 11 the group has to collect 55,000 signatures by Nov. 8.

Once the signatures are accepted by the Secretary of State’s Office, the 2017 legislature can then vote on it.

If the measure does not pass, it would then go to the voters in 2018."

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