Monday marked the launch of the Committee to Modernize Voter Registration, founded by former political campaign rivals Marc E. Elias and Trevor Potter, as an effort to bring the voter registration process into the 21st century. The paper forms system currently in place is an outdated system, they argue, that wastes resources and overburdens election officials, and voters suffer as a result. Automating the process would be:
- more cost effective, since we would save on labor and printing costs
- more efficient, since we’d be able to take advantage of today’s technology
- more accurate, since we’d be able to reduce human error
- more secure, since we’d be able to eliminate third parties in the voter registration process.
To read more about the problems with voter registration and to learn about The Committee to Modernize Voter Registration’s proposed solutions, visit their website.