Senate approves motor voter act
Monday, July 13, 2015 — Legislation sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to modernize California’s motor voter registration system was approved by the State Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee recently.
The California New Motor Voter Act, AB 1461, would register every eligible citizen who goes to a Department of Motor Vehicles office to get a driver’s license or renew one, potentially adding millions of new registered voters to California’s voter rolls. AB 1461 is jointly authored by Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez, Luis Alejo and Kevin McCarty. The proposed law will now be considered by the State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.