Democracy done Right

BUILDING THE VOTING SYSTEM THAT LEAVES NO ONE OUT

 
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Automatic voter registration

Automatic voter registration is a small common sense update to our registration process that uses modern technology to protect the security of our elections, make government more efficient, and ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to have their voice heard on Election Day.

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Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds

Too many young eligible voters are not registered to vote. Upon reaching voting age, pre-registered voters are automatically added to the voting rolls

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Automatic restoration of voting rights for those with felony convictions once released

An estimated 3.1 million people are disenfranchised due to state laws that restrict voting rights even after completion of sentences. African American communities have disproportionately been impacted by these felony disenfranchisement policies, and it has been a tool in some states to suppress votes for individual interest.

Our Work

Throughout the 2018 Gubernatorial Election in Wisconsin, we called the next Governor of Wisconsin to focus on expanding Democracy through a series of reforms.

Those reforms, developed by the young people of LIT, we bold and forward thinking

  • Automatic voter registration

  • Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds

  • Automatic restoration of voting rights for those with felony convictions once released

 
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Then candidate Tony Evers, now Governor Tony Evers wrote in his candidate questionnaire to us, these set of promises to young people in Wisconsin

As Governor, I will introduce a Voting and Registration Bill of Rights that will:

  • Guarantee the right to vote for all people who can legally vote by amending the State Constitution enshrining that right.

  • Eliminate the requirement that voters present a photo ID to vote.

  • Automatically register voters through state databases such as Motor Vehicles and reaffirm our commitment to same day voter registration.  Same day voter registration increases on average voter participation by 10%

  • Extend early voting statewide to libraries so that people can vote during the evening and on weekends the weeks before the election somewhere close to where they live.

  • Restore Special Voting deputies and invest in technology to make it easier to register voters electronically anywhere in the state.

 

We must explore pre-registration of 16 and 17 year olds, and other proactive opportunities to encourage electoral participation of our youth.