New bill would automatically register voters

Published: May. 20, 2019 at 3:43 PM CDT
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State democrats unveiled a new bill on Monday that would automatically register voters ahead of elections.

Governor Tony Evers joined the lawmakers at a press conference at the Capitol.

The bill comes after state republicans removed the “Automatic Voter Registration” bill from the state budget.

Evers said the legislation is a great opportunity for bi-partnership.

Evers said, “ You think about the election coming up, Presidential Election, they talk about the interests of both sides around this issue. We should be shooting for 80 to 90-percent turnout. We have a golden opportunity in the state of Wisconsin to show what democracy looks like, and it looks like what happens in the voting booth.”

Right now, 14 states and D.C. have automatic voter registration policies.

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