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Automatic Voter Registration Needs Our Support

 | Published on 6/26/2017

Peggy Leech: Support automatic voter registration

Recently, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act. The League of Women Voters is proud to support legislation that enhances access for eligible voters in our elections and works to modernize our electoral system. This bill will improve the accuracy of voter records, cut down on costs, and modernize outdated registration systems while supporting implementation in states across the country.

The league is a leader in voter registration efforts across the country. Expanding voter registration has been a principal goal of the league since its founding in the wake of the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote.

We are proud to see Congress embracing new technology that expands access to the ballot while still taking the necessary safeguards to secure personal information.

Please support the league's efforts in making democracy work for all and urge Congress to support this important legislation (S.1353, H.R. 2876). For more information about our local league and its voter registration efforts, please visit our website at

Peggy Leech
president-elect, League of Women Voters of Boulder County