Oregon’s Automatic Voting Registration
Americans are required to register if they want to vote; as of this week, Oregonians will have to register not to.
In front of a packed and cheering audience Monday, Gov. Kate Brown signed a first-in-the-nation bill to automatically register all eligible Oregonians to vote when they obtain or renew a driver’s license or state identification card.
Prior to this, registering to vote in Oregon was incredibly easy – you could do it online, and it only took a minute or two. I suspect that has something to do with the fact that Oregon has one of the highest voter turnout rates in the country.