Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and ACLU-TN supports efforts to expand access to the ballot box.
SB 592/HB 787, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Yarbro and Rep. Mike Stewart, establishes automatic registration of a person to vote when a person applies for a motor vehicle driver license or photo identification license. The measure includes a mechanism for people to attest to their eligibility to vote when they renew their licenses and ensures such registrations will be processed as in-person voter registrations.
UPDATE: SB 592 failed in the Senate State and Local Government Committee and HB 787 failed in the House Local Government Subcommittee on April 11, 2017.
SB 1026/HB 954, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Yarbro and Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, authorizes a qualified person to register and vote, or to update his or her voter information and vote, on the day of an election.
UPDATE: SB 1026 was referred to the Senate State and Local Government Committee on February 13, 2017. HB 954 was taken off notice in the House Local Government Subcommittee on March 28, 2017.
These measures would make registering to vote easy for voters, expanding and diversifying the electorate in the process.
Senate State and Local Government Committee
Senator Paul Bailey, (615) 741-3978, email@example.com
Senator Richard Briggs, (615) 741-1766, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Todd Gardenhire, (615) 741-6682, email@example.com
Senator Ed Jackson, (615) 741-1810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Jack Johnson, (615) 741-2495, email@example.com
Senator Bill Ketron, (615) 741-6853, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Mark Norris, (615) 741-1967, email@example.com
Senator Ken Yager, (615) 741-1449, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Jeff Yarbro, (615) 741-3291, email@example.com
House Local Government Committee
Representative David Alexander, (615) 741-8695, firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Dale Carr, (615) 741-5981, email@example.com
Representative Barbara Cooper, (615) 741-4295, firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative John Crawford, (615) 741-7623, email@example.com
Representative Jimmy Eldridge, (615) 741-7475, firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Marc Gravitt, (615) 741-1934, email@example.com
Representative Dan Howell, (615) 741-7799, firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Larry Miller, (615) 741-4453, email@example.com
Representative Antonio Parkinson, (615) 741-4575, firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Cameron Sexton, (615) 741-2343, email@example.com
Representative Jerry Sexton, (615) 741-2534, firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Tim Wirgau, (615) 741-6804, email@example.com