Brennan Center for Justice: Creating a Modern Voting System for All Americans

Today at the National Press Club here in Washington, DC, The Brennan Center for Justice hosted a presentation featuring leading Secretaries of State to talk about how America can improve our voter registration system.

Just days after President Obama mentioned voting reform in his inaugural address, the Brennan Center highlighted our proposal to modernize voter registration and bring America’s election system into the 21st century. The plan, Voter Registration Modernization, is the centerpiece of the Voter Empowerment Act, introduced by Rep. John Lewis and other congressional leaders. “The ramshackle voter registration system is a prime cause of long lines and Election Day chaos,” said Michael Waldman. “We have a chance to modernize our elections so that every eligible citizen is on the rolls, with lower costs and greater election security. On Election Day, President Obama said we need to fix this. Here’s how.”