WASHINGTON - Does election-day registration increase cheating or encourage voter turnout?
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison thinks Minnesota's same-day registration explains its top national ranking in voter participation, and has introduced a bill that would make it the law in federal elections coast to coast
Ritchie, along with a panel of experts, testified that election-day registration has helped voter turnout in the more than half-dozen states where it is in effect. In Minnesota, 78 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2004 presidential election. Ritchie called Minnesota's 1973 changeover to same-day registration "a new era in voting rights."
I hope that this becomes the law of the land. I think it is a positive good to encourage electoral participation.