Strategies for improving U.S. elections and poll access

By KBJR News 1

Strategies for improving U.S. elections and poll access

May 14, 2014 Updated May 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- At an event to improve election strategies, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced The Same Day Registration Act.

Her office says this would require states to allow people to register to vote for a federal election on the same day that they cast their ballots.

"In Minnesota, we have long recognized the importance of same–day registration and we continue to boast one of the highest voter participation rates in the country.

"By requiring all states to offer same–day registration, my legislation will help ensure that more and more Americans can exercise their right to vote," Klobuchar said.

Minnesota currently has same–day voter registration. Seventeen percent of all Minnesota voters registered on Election Day in 2012, Klobuchar's office says.

Ramona Marozas