Quote Originally Posted by Mclesh View Post
What is up with that? I can only remember re-registering when I've changed residences.
Me neither. I think some states do try to make it harder for people to register and stay registered, though. They claim it's to prevent voter fraud, but you don't have to be a genius to figure out that the party that tends to do worse in high turnout elections is also the one that claims to be so concerned about voter fraud. I realize that the Dems also have a mercenary aspect, since high voter turnout is good for them, but political benefits aside, who can honestly argue that everyone who is eligible to vote shouldn't be able to do so with a minimum of fuss or hassle?

Many countries automatically register voters when they become eligible, and many US states are making it easier to register and vote with features like same-day registration, motor voter, and vote by mail or extended polling times at voting centers. These policies tend to increase turnout.

We don't have to accept low voter turnout as an inescapable fact of US politics.