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Cristina Francisco-McGuire on June 15, 2011 - 11:57am
2009 saw gathering momentum in the states to modernize the voter registration system. This Brennan Center report looks at the various ways in which states began to move toward a system in which voters are automatically and permanently added to the rolls, with fail-safes in case of government mistakes. Such changes typically garnered bipartisan support, and were implemented without controversy. Moreover, reforms increased voter registration rates, improved the accuracy of the voter rolls, curbed opportunities for fraud, and saved states millions of dollars.