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The United States has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in all the developed countries on the planet [1]. Voting is our constitutional right and our civic duty, but the current voting situation in the United States requires potential voters to "opt in" to rather than "opt out" of voting [2]. That means people in many states have to put in extra work and complete extra steps—usually paper applications which are then manually entered into a database—in order to receive the right to vote they should possess by default as American citizens [3].

The current voter registration system also poses a significant issue for many voters on election day and has the potential to cause inaccuracies in vote counts. Almost two million deceased people are registered voters, and 2.75 million people are registered in two or more states. One out of every eight registrations in the United States is either invalid or inaccurate due to human error. In 2008, an estimated 2.2 million people were unable to vote due to a problem with their registration or a deleted registration, while an additional 5.7 million had to resolve an issue before voting [3].

An automatic voter registration program, in which voters who give their information to certain government agencies would be automatically registered to vote, could fix many of these issues. Citizens could vote online, update their personal information at the polls, and remain permanently registered until they either pass away or move out of their state. The system would be less expensive and less prone to error and voter fraud [2]. As a result of its ease of use, the program would also encourage more people to vote [4].

Prior to 2015, there were no states that automatically registered qualified voters [5]. Now eight states and the District of Columbia have enacted automatic voter registration systems so that eligible citizens are registered to vote unless they opt out. Dozens of other states are working on passing similar bills [6].

Voting should be one of the simplest things Americans take part in, regardless of how difficult the choices on the ballot may be. Sign the petition to demand that the Department of Justice adopt a nationwide automatic voter registration system to enable Americans to do their civic duty hassle-free.

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Dear United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section,

The citizens of the United States of America have a right and a duty to vote. Therefore, you should make it your business to make voting as simple and fair a process as possible.

An automatic voter registration program would make registering to vote easier for qualified voters and would eliminate some of the inefficiencies and injustices of the current system. Some states have already realized this, but it’s time to get the rest of the country on board.

We urge you to adopt a nationwide automatic voter registration system so that American citizens can do our civic duty without first wading through all the red tape.


Petition Signatures

Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Jean Gonzales
Nov 12, 2017 CaSandra Alberty
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 11, 2017 Judy McKinney
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 6, 2017 Patricia Kreger
Oct 31, 2017 Laurine League
Oct 30, 2017 Sharon Saunders
Oct 30, 2017 Jeannie Dinning
Oct 30, 2017 Nancy Griffith
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Oct 28, 2017 Nancy Bickford-Jordan
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 15, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 15, 2017 Bonnie Zotos
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2017 Maryanne Preli
Oct 1, 2017 Alyse Vasil
Oct 1, 2017 Jenifer Webb
Sep 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2017 Kim Brudvig
Sep 25, 2017 David Cozart
Sep 24, 2017 Shirley Stafford
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Sep 21, 2017 Richard Han
Sep 21, 2017 Linda Marie Liberti
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Sep 20, 2017 Leilani Swafford
Sep 20, 2017 Kate Harder
Sep 16, 2017 Linda Stanfill
Sep 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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Sep 14, 2017 Martha Eberle
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Sep 11, 2017 Diana Talbott Intentionally blocking American citizen's from their right to vote is un-American and un-Constitutional!
Sep 10, 2017 Julie Matewicz
Sep 8, 2017 raphael balboni
Sep 7, 2017 Jessica McGuire
Sep 5, 2017 Christiane Santos
Sep 5, 2017 Robin Morton
Sep 5, 2017 Harriett Clementson
Sep 4, 2017 Naomi Martin
Sep 3, 2017 Tammy Benard
Sep 2, 2017 Melissa Sigman
Sep 2, 2017 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Sep 2, 2017 Dita Škalič
Sep 2, 2017 Marcus Payne
Aug 31, 2017 Jeff Wilson

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