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Old 04-24-2016, 07:09 PM
RivkahChaya RivkahChaya is offline
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Originally Posted by Anglachel View Post
I'd like to offer some corrections.

"Motor Voter" is a nickname given to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) that was passed into law in the mid 90's. It is not in any way controversial as RivkahChaya described it.
It shouldn't be, but it is, if you've ever heard people go on about it.

Also, FWIW, voter rolls used to be where most jurisdictions got their jury pools from, so many people avoided registering to vote so they wouldn't get called for jury duty. Recently, counties have changed to using vehicle registration in addition to voter registration so people wouldn't avoid voting, and also to widen the jury pool.