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Automatic Voter Registration in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO > Economic Resilience
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Proposed Jun. 8, 2020

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This is a call for automatic voter registration for all eligible voters in Kansas City on their 18th birthday.  And to make every Election Day a city holiday.  

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Lora Brenner (06/26/2020)
Voting is a privilege . It is not something that happens because you are a certain age. Like getting a drivers license you should have to register, show proof of your birth.

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Ryan White (06/27/2020)
Voting is not a privilege. It’s a right.

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Margaret Stump (06/26/2020)
This should never be automatic. It should be easily available, but proof of identity, residence, and citizenship should always be required. If a person can't invest a small amount of time and effort in registering to vote, what makes you think they'll bother to research candidates and issues before casting a ballot?

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Heather Jones (06/26/2020)
Please separate these two items. I absolutely think election days should be holidays.

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Mikaela Cazzell (06/26/2020)
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Mary Wheeler (06/25/2020)
Sure, automatically register people if you're going to require ID. Automatically registering voters without requiring proof of identification only gives more opportunity for voter fraud. The issue of making election days a holiday should be a different issue.

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Patrick McCarthy (06/24/2020)
Making voter registration automatic upon request when applying for a driver’s license would be ideal. And, to get a driver’s license, one would have to first be registered with Selective Service. Minimal chance of being drafted nowadays, but if things really hit the fan, everyone should be registered.

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Howard Dolginoff (06/26/2020)
There is no provision for women to register for Selective Service, so this would be discriminatory.

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Clayton Neff (06/16/2020)
I think it would be difficult to track making it automatic on the 18th birthday. Making it automatic when getting a driver's license, however, would be relatively simple. With some effort, it could be automatic at 18 for people who requested such when they get a license earlier.

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