ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has passed a bill that would create automatic voter registration for people who are eligible and agree to be registered.
The Senate passed the measure 32-12 Friday. It now goes to the House.READ MORE: Some Teens May Get A Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Soon, But Younger Kids Might Not Get One At All
The bill designates three state agencies to register a resident to vote or update a resident’s voter registration record, unless the applicant declines to register or is determined not to be eligible.
For example, if an eligible Maryland voter renews a driver’s license, the person would be informed they are being registered, unless they say no.READ MORE: Woman Struck And Killed In West Baltimore
The agencies are the Motor Vehicle Administration, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, local departments of social services and the Mobility Certification Office in the Maryland Transit Administration.
The measure would take effect July 1, 2019.Maryland Horse Racing Regulators Question Laurel Park Executives After 8 Horses Die In 2 Months; Track To Remain Closed To Racing
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