Senate Passes Bill Allowing Same-Day Registration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians would be able to register and vote on the same day at county election offices under a bill passed by the state Senate.

Lawmakers passed SB641 by Democratic Sen. Ron Calderon of Monterey Park. The bill would allow eligible citizens to register and vote on election day at county election offices, but not at polling places.

Calderon says the bill would help increase voter turnout and is supported by various voter-advocate groups. He says California ranks 41st in the nation in voter turnout.

Republican Sen. Doug LaMalfa of Willows opposed the proposal because he says people already have plenty of time to register. Currently, voters can register up to 15 days before an election.

The bill passed 21-14 and moves to the Assembly.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. Rick says:

    This bill will allow illegal aliens a chance to register and vote since there will be no time to check up on their legal status.

    1. Ray says:

      Not only that but Unions could bus their members in from other States and register and vote on things such as TAXES that will help their FRIENDS.

  2. Ray says:

    THIS is a very bad bill why would anyone want to pass a bill like this unless you want to have a LOT OF FRAUD we need to check to see if we can stop this bill in it’s tracks maybe in court. That means that you can come into this OUR STATE AND Register from ANY STATE OR COUNTRY on the day of the ELECTION and VOTE TO PASS A LAW OR TO RAISE TAXES FOR THE LIBERALS I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS BILL IT IS WRONG.

  3. bREEZA says:

    OK IM PRETTY SURE THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO BRING A CURRENT CALIFORNIA ID WITH CURRENT ADDRESS I USED TO WORK AT THE ELECTIONS OFFICE PEOPLE CALM DOWN…. AND COME ON I THINK IT WOULD BE KIND OF OBVIOUS IF SOMEONE FROM ANTOHTER STATE WOULD TRY TO COME IN FOR VOTING….

  4. @bREEZA says:

    What planet do you live on? A California I.D. doesn’t have to be a drivers license. It can be simply be a utility bill with your name and address on it. This will not ferret out the illegal aliens from voting for Democrats that will provide programs for them. Programs paid for by productive taxpayers!

    1. Tom says:

      SEE ! this is the problem bREEZA your so nieve along with the rest of the uneducated people in this state and you accualy beleave that a fake I.D can’t be used on the same day WHAAAAT AAAAA FOOOOL !

  5. tnbristol24 says:

    The following is the link to the actural bill. Every time a “Valid California Drivers License or State Identification Number” is written it has a strick out over it
    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0601-0650/sb_641_bill_20110531_amended_sen_v97.pdf
    Of course Sen. Ron Calderon has written this bill, he is the Chairman of the Latino Caucus. This needs to be stopped along with the College grants for Illegal Immigrants

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Sacramento

Tickets to aftershock now on sale
Follow Us On Facebook

Listen Live