Friday, April 17, 2009

Student VOTER Act would register college students at intake

A new move would help one of the fastest growing voting groups of the 21st century, 18-29 yr olds, to reach even higher levels of turnout and participation.

Introduced on March 29, the student VOTER (Voter Opportunity To Encourage Registration) act would enable an estimated 90% of colleges and universities to act as voter registration agencies. The bill, HR 1729, would requiring all institutions of higher education that receive federal funding to offer voter registration to students when the register for classes.

Read the bill here.

Thanks to electionline for this update.

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