FairVote RI Advance Registration Policy Brief
For three consecutive years, Rhode Island's legislature has passed an advance voter registration bill (H6215)  that would allow any citizen to pre-register to vote when they turn 16 years old. The registration would automatically become active when youths become eligible to vote at age 18. Pre-registration doesn’t change the voting age; all it does is help young people get registered more effectively, and ultimately become lifelong voters. Please read our policy brief on this issue [HERE].
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 driver´┐Żs 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

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