RELEASE: Senator Lasky Introduces Online Voter Registration and Redistricting Commission Bills

Concord, NH –Today, Senator Bette Lasky (D-Nashua) introduced SB 194 to authorize online voter registration and SB 107 to establish an independent redistricting commission. Senator Lasky released the following comments after the public hearing in the Senate Election Law Committee:

“Making the process of registering to vote and casting your ballot more secure and accessible is something we can all agree on,” said Senator Lasky. “Allowing our citizens to register to vote online would help create a more efficient system and increase the number of citizens exercising one of their most important rights.”

38 states have already implemented online voter registration. Research shows that the convenience of online voter registration greatly increases registration and participation.

“Similarly, SB 107 would also enact needed reforms and remove partisan politics from the process of drawing election district lines by creating an independent redistricting commission that would be to propose, not mandate, where the district lines are to be drawn after the 2020 census. Fair, competitive and participatory elections should be the goal and I urge my Senate colleagues to support these bills.”

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