Roadmap to Reform
Absentee Voting

Missouri: HB 2080
Sponsor: Representative Hoskins
This bill allows any registered voter who is eligible to vote in a particular election to do so by absentee ballot.  The provision allowing individuals in federal service who are eligible to register and vote, but are not registered, to vote for federal offices such as President, Vice President, Senator, and Congressman is repealed.
Status: Held in Elections Committee on 3/27/2008

New Jersey: S207/A556
Sponsor: Representative Dancer, Senators Singer and Adler
This bill permits New Jersey voters enrolled in school, college or university to receive absentee ballots for each election without continual request.
Status: Held in Senate after passing through Assembly State Government Committee.  
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.