DMV launches new voter registration system - WFSB 3 Connecticut

DMV launches new voter registration system

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WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

The Department of Motor Vehicles is launching its new voter registration system.

Everyone who applies for or renews a driver’s license or non-driver identification card will be automatically registered to vote unless the person opts out.

The terms of the agreement among the Secretary, the DMV and the DOJ, states that the Department of Motor Vehicles shall implement “an electronic voter registration system that integrates voter registration into its existing licensing transaction system for DMV and AAA customers, so that every application for a driver’s license or non-driver identification, including renewal application, shall function as an application to register to vote, unless the customer chooses to opt-out of voter registration," a press release said.

In a statement, Secretary of State Denise Merrill said, “This is a major step toward ensuring that every eligible citizen is registered to vote. It also just represents good customer service to the people of Connecticut, who will be able to register to vote or update their registrations while conducting business with the DMV. It will help them carry out two tasks in a single transaction, removing the need to go to town hall or mail in updated information. I am thankful to Commissioner Bzdyra and his staff for their commitment to making this a reality.”

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