Despite the intensity of the current debate over voting rights, everyone agrees that we need an election system that works for everyone — where all eligible Americans, and only eligible Americans, can vote. And we need a system that is secure, accurate and not susceptible to manipulation. Although it will not end the voting wars, voter registration modernization presents a special opportunity for detente. Lawmakers from all political parties should rally in support of this common-sense reform.
Wendy Weiser is director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. Jonathan Brater serves as counsel for the center’s Democracy Program.
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