Skip to comments.FLASHBACK: 1993 National Voter Registration Act - Motor Voter cured EVERYTHING!
Posted on 09/22/2006 9:13:59 PM PDT by Libloather
May 20, 2000 marks the 7th anniversary of President Clinton's signing the National Voter Registration Act, popularly known as Motor Voter. The right to vote means nothing if people are not registered. Motor Voter works by reducing necessary and burdensome bureaucratic obstacles to voter registration. The law requires states to provide uniform registration services through drivers' license agencies, through public assistance and disability agencies and through mail-in registration.
In 1995, the first full year of implementation, more than 11 million citizens registered to vote or updated their voting addresses under the law. This figure represents the largest single increase in voter registration since the practice of registration was established. Motor Voter is making the electorate larger, more diverse and more reflective of the American population. It is helping to eliminate historic disparities by registering citizens who have traditionally been left out -- people with disabilities, minorities, young people, anyone who has recently moved, and people with lower incomes.
Motor Voter Facts
Voting is the most essential right in any democracy. By making voter registration simple, quick, and more accessible, Motor Voter has enhanced this right and opened up the political process for all Americans. There could be no better investment in the future or our democracy than the proven success and even greater promise of Motor Voter.
Thanks to the National Voter Registration Act, known as the "motor voter" law, registering to vote is more convenient than ever before. Now, all states (Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming and Wisconsin are exempt from the law) must allow citizens to register to vote by mail and must accept a universal mail-in voter registration form designed by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
The form makes voter registration an easy, one-step process. Just complete the form, mail it to the election official in your state and you will be notified when you are registered. The application form is accompanied by instructions that explain the information you must provide to register in your state.
Now to register, just do three things:
Get a mail-in voter registration form by clicking here (Adobe Acrobat File), calling your election office or local League of Women Voters.
Complete the form according to the easy-to-follow instructions.
Mail the form to the address provided in the instructions.
It's that easy to apply to register to vote! The election office will notify you when your application has been approved and will tell you where to go on election day to cast your ballot!
The election office may want to mail you a form specifically designed for use in your state in place of the FEC form. The "motor voter" law allows states to design their own mail-in voter registration form. However, states are required to honor the universal FEC form as a valid application for voter registration.
The "motor voter" law also requires states to make voter registration available in many public agencies where it was not available before.
At the department of motor vehicles, voter registration must be incorporated into the process of applying for or renewing your driver's license or nondriver identification.
Voter registration must be made available at agencies that provide public assistance.
Agencies that dispense the following types of public assistance must offer voter registration:
Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC)
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits
Agencies that provide services to people with disabilities also must offer voter registration.
States also have designated some other offices, (libraries, schools, etc.) to make voter registration forms available.
The same picture that appears on the drivers license could be sent in with the registration form. The new registration card could end up being another form of photo ID...
shouldn't this be called "Democrats padded their base in 1993"?
It's obviously aimed at increasing DemonRAT vote totals by giving them another tool in their voter fraud campaigns. Registering to vote should be tougher than getting a driver's license from a state, because citizenship, age, and residency requirements have to be more carefully vetted. Illegal voters screw up the integrity of the voting process that is at the core of honest representative government.
Motor Voter has accomplished it purpose. Keeping marginal Democrats in office via fraud.
This is how Democrats measure success.
If you're right on that, it's only because their plan to get more gays into the military fizzled. (LOL!)