Jonathan Brater serves as counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program. His work focuses on voting rights and elections.
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
West Virginia Third State to Pass Automatic Voter Registration
It’s no April Fool’s joke: On Friday, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a law making West Virginia the third state to enact automatic voter registration — and the first to do so with broad bipartisan support. This breakthrough will transform voter registration in the Mountain State :...
Monday, September 14, 2015
California’s Great Leap Forward on Voter Registration
The California legislature just passed a bill that has the potential to add millions of new voters to the rolls. If Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs it into law, the plan would dramatically modernize voter registration in the Golden State by replacing old-fashioned, ink-and-paper cards with a system that...