Citizens obtaining a driver’s license or voter identification card will automatically be registered to vote in Washington state’s new legislation package, which includes several measures aimed at increasing voter registration.
Governor Jay Inslee (D) signed the package into law on Monday, according to a new report by The Hill.
At the bill-signing ceremony held at a Seattle-area high school, Inslee claimed that about one million eligible residents of the state did not register to vote in 2016.
The Hill reported: Among the other measures Inslee signed Monday: A bill to allow voters to register on election day and another bill to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote.
Automatic Voter Registration: ✅
Same-day Voter Registration: ✅
Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds: ✅
Increased campaign finance transparency: ✅
Washington Voting Rights Act: ✅
Democracy lives on in Washington state. pic.twitter.com/KCiua27YL7
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) March 20, 2018
Proud to sign five bills today to strengthen our state’s democracy, including an automatic voter registration bill and the Washington Voting Rights Act. Learn more about what they’ll do: https://t.co/gr9j7aoigG
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) March 19, 2018