Democratic Institutions

The ability to have your voice heard on election days is truly crucial to the functioning of a democracy. Right now the General Assembly is debating a few bills that will make that right easier to exercise, and some that will make it harder... 

HB397: Allows a person who is registering to vote absentee to decline to provide his or her social security number. 

HB403: Allows for automatic voter registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Talking Points:

  1. Everyone should be registered to vote!
  2. Voter registration should be an easy-to-understand process without additional and unnecessary burdens. 
  3. Increased voter turnout is vital to our democracy!

Call to Action:

  1. Call or email members of the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee today to support House Bill 397!
  2. Call or email members of the House Privileges and Elections Subcommittee #1 today to support House Bill 403!


SB523: Would require voter pollbooks to contain pictures for identification purposes. This bill has already passed the Senate 21-19 and needs your opposition!

Talking Points:

  1. Unnecessary administrative requirements create more work for individuals working the polls and those wishing to cast their votes. 
  2. Burdens and barriers to voting only serve to stifle democracy!

Call to Action: 

Please take a moment to call or email members of the House Privileges and Elections Subcommittee #1 today to  OPPOSE Senate Bill 523!

Senate Privileges and Elections Committee