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15-S1088 on Mar 19, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: H.R.12 & S.1088
Source: Voter Empowerment Act
Congressional Summary:
  • Require each state to make available official public websites for online voter registration.
  • Authorizes automated voter registration and establishes same day registration, and voter registration of individuals under 18 years of age.
  • Declares that the right to vote shall not be denied because that individual has been convicted of a criminal offense.

Supporters reasons for voting YEA: (BrennanCenter.org): Too many Americans go to vote on Election Day only to find their names are not on the voter rolls--often, wrongly deleted. The US is on the verge of a new paradigm for registering voters: automatic, permanent registration of eligible voters, which would add up to 50 million eligible voters to the rolls.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Gov. Christie's veto message on the "Democracy Act", Nov. 2015): Christie called a provision establishing automatic voter registration that requires New Jerseyan to opt out a "government-knows-best, backwards approach that would inconvenience citizens and waste government resources for no justifiable reason." Automatic voter registration would have added 1.6 million people to the state's voter rolls.

    (PopVox.org blog)
  • TN-8: I have voted in every election federal, state or local that I chose to. If people want to vote there is nothing but laziness preventing them from doing so today! Regarding photo ID's you have one to drive, buy alcohol, and go to the doctor.
  • AL-2: This bill is so general that anyone that is alive, has lived, or will live in this century will be able to vote as well as non-Americans, pets, people without voting rights, and some people multiple times.
  • TN-3: This bill will surely bring about fixed voting in favor of the one who can cheat the most. How about having a voter photo card and a test to see if they are capable of voting and not just voting for whoever promises them more free stuff.
Also see equivalent House bill H.R.12

Updated with S.1437 - Voter Empowerment Act of 2017

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Make voter registration easier Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Automatic voter registration for all citizens (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Automatic voter registration for all citizens (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 15-S1088

Cory Booker s1oNJ Democratic ChallengerApr 27, 2015
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr SenatorMay 6, 2015
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland DemocratJun 26, 2017
Tammy Duckworth s1oIL Democratic Senate candidateJun 26, 2017
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr SenatorAug 22, 2018
Kirsten Gillibrand s2pNew York Democrat
Kamala Harris s1oCA Democratic Senate candidateNov 14, 2018
Amy Klobuchar s1oMN Democrat/DFL Sr SenatorJun 26, 2017
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic ChallengerMay 6, 2015
Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic ChallengerMay 19, 2015
Bernie Sanders s1oPOTUS Democratic Presidential candidateJun 26, 2017
Tina Smith s1oMN Democratic candidate for Minnesota U.S. SenatorMay 8, 2018
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jun 26, 2017
Elizabeth Warren s1oMA Democratic ChallengerSep 5, 2017
Sheldon Whitehouse s1oRI Democratic Jr SenatorJun 26, 2017
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr SenatorApr 30, 2015

Republicans participating in 15-S1088

Independents participating in 15-S1088

Angus King s1oME Former Independent Governor (1995-2002)Jul 24, 2018

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 16
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

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