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New Motor Voter Law Challenges For Nevada County

The new “motor voter law” will pose some implementation challenges for clerk-recorder offices in California. Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Gregory Diaz says, for instance, 16 and 17-year-olds will also be automatically registered when they get their driver’s licenses…

click to listen to Gregory Diaz

But Diaz says the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials supports the legislation…

click to listen to Gregory Diaz

Diaz says automatic registrants will also not be excluded, if it occurs 15 days before an election. He estimates 15 to 20-thousand Nevada County residents who are eligible to vote are not registered but he can’t say how many will automatically join the rolls. He says it’s also too difficult to predict whether turnout will improve. People automatically registered can also opt out. The law takes effect January first, but it’s still uncertain it can be fully implemented in time for the 2016 elections unless the state’s long-awaited voter database, VoteCal, is completely up and running. Diaz says Nevada County is going to VoteCal later this month.

1 Comment

October 21, 2015

Angie O

I agree because not only is it our right to vote, it is also everyone old enough to vote responsibility.

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