Column: Automatic voter registration would vitalize our democracy

Nobody wants to be left behind. Hawaii used to be a place where we were ahead of the game. Somehow we have fallen behind. Who is responsible for deciding if we make progress — or not? The answer is: all of us, and those we elect to represent us.

Lena Mochimaru, a fine arts graduate, spends time supporting the houseless community and works for a nonprofit that serves grieving children.

Read more about Lena’s call — “Our switch to vote by mail (VBM) this election year is a good step forward to improving access to democracy. Enacting automatic voter registration (AVR) would make VBM work better by ensuring that essential voter information is updated promptly every time someone applies for or renews their driver’s license or gets a state ID.” in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

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