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Voter ID bills killed 
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February 18, 2015

Charles Ashby, THE DAILY SENTINEL

Republicans pulled out all the stops Wednesday, but still couldn’t persuade a Democratic-controlled House committee that requiring photo identification cards to register to vote was a good idea.

In the end, six Democrats on the 11-member House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee voted against two measures to make that a requirement, one of which would have referred the idea to the 2016 ballot.

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California DMV target of a suit over voter registration Print E-mail

February 6, 2015

Bob Egelko, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Voting-rights advocates are threatening to sue California — which has one of the nation’s lowest voter-registration rates — unless the state starts complying with a 20-year-old federal law that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to make it easy for people to sign up to vote when they apply for a driver’s license or identification card.

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California violates Motor Voter Act, activists say; lawsuit threatened Print E-mail

February 5, 2015

Patrick McGreevy, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Voting-rights advocates warned Thursday that they may sue California based on claims that the state is not complying with the so-called Motor Voter Act, a federal law mandating that states offer people an easy way to register to vote when they obtain their driver’s licenses.

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