Webinar: California Let People Vote Campaign
Same day voter registration has been allowed in California since Jan. 1, 2017. Now eligible voters can register and vote on Election Day (or any other day two weeks prior to Election Day).
There are 5.5 million people who are eligible but aren't registered to vote in California. We need to make sure they aren't facing unnecessary barriers to casting their ballots. Our webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. will explain how the ACLU is working to expand access to voting by increasing Same Day Registration locations.
Same Day Registration is a game-changer for voter participation in California. States that allow people to register to vote on Election Day have seen higher voter turnouts than states that prohibit it.
Our state's voter registration rate is the second lowest in the country. Common obstacles to voting include an inflexible schedule, confusion around eligibility, and not having access to childcare or transportation. These challenges tend to affect African Americans, Latinos, poor people, the elderly, and people with disabilities the most.
Voting is a fundamental right. The ACLU's new Let People Vote campaign is working in states across the nation to ensure that every American's right to vote is protected.