Massachusetts to Consider Registration on Election Day

A new report has found that registration on Election Day increases overall voter turnout. More than a dozen states have already incorporated same day registration including Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who is responsible of overseeing elections, said that he is not opposed to the idea of same-day registration, but has asked for extra funding to pay for additional equipment.

Connecticut saw 35,000 more people vote on Election Day due to the newly incorporated same-day registration. It is important not to just have same-day registration, but also a national holiday on Election Day in order promote more people to go out and vote. The United States has one of the worst Election Day turnouts (55.7%) compared to other developed countries, according to the Pew Research Center.

Source: Boston Globe

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