An interesting new report from U.S. PIRG, “Saving Dollars, Saving Democracy,” was released today and is posted on their website. According to their research examining 100 counties, PIRG looked at what they say is the millions of taxpayer dollars wasted and election officials’ effort spent, in their view, on time-consuming and costly registration process. The report also discusses their view of the savings that modernizing the system could bring.
U.S.PIRG supports modernizing our registration system by implementing an automatic registration system federally. By creating a system linking existing federal and state databases with the state voter rolls we will cut local costs and streamline our system.