Montana Late Voter Registration Revision Measure (2014)
|Late Voter Registration Revision Measure|
|Referred by:||Montana State Legislature|
|Status:||On the ballot|
- Supporters argue that doing away with same-day registration will make election workers' jobs easier and will help to alleviate long lines at polling place on election day.
- Sen. Olson said that responsibility comes with the right to vote and voters should not wait until the last minute to register.
The measure was passed in the legislature primarily along party lines with Democrats being in opposition.
- Opponents argue that eliminating same-day registration will prevent many citizens from voting and will leave little room to for the correction of registration errors.
- Gov. Bullock voiced his opinion, saying, "Anytime we’re making it more difficult for Montanans to vote, it’s a sad day in Montana. We should be doing everything we can to make sure that every Montanan can vote – not doing everything we can to prevent them from voting."
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