Legislation that could improve voter turnout in Indiana is under consideration at the Statehouse.
Terre Haute Representative Clyde Kersey is pushing to make voter registration automatic when you get an Indiana driver’s license or ID card.
The Indiana House elections and apportionment committee took up the proposal today. Anyone wanting to opt out of automatic registration would have to specifically request that.
Currently, Hoosiers have the option to register at the BMV when they get their license, but it’s not automatic.
Illinois lawmakers are also pushing for automatic registration. They passed a measure last year, but Governor Rauner vetoed it.
He said the bill needed more safeguards.