“We are grateful for Senator Durbin’s leadership in convening this hearing. The end of a Congress is indeed a good time to take stock: of progress made, of work left undone, of prospects for the future. With the imminent change in the balance of power, the end of this Congress is a particularly good time. We will restrict our comments to issues related to the right to vote in this country, though of course there are many other civil and human rights to be considered by the Subcommittee.
Thousands of people who conducted business at a New Mexico motor vehicles office between January 1 to June 1, 2014 and answered “yes” to the question “would you like to register to vote,” were not offered voter registration services as required under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the settlement agreement in the Valdez v. Duran case. Today, these would-be voters may have to vote by provisional ballot.
Every Tuesday this October, Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment assisters from around the country gathered online to learn more about voter registration as part of health benefits enrollment.