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Editorial: Measures can improve voting

SB 412 proposes automatic voter registration (AVR), a process that is part of applications for driver’s licenses and I.D. cards. This remains a viable improvement — both for convenience and citizen inclusion, even if it ultimately might not greatly boost Hawaii’s appallingly low voter turnout. Additionally, the more frequent updating of addresses would sharpen the …

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Column: AVR will open door to more young voters

The premise that, when it comes to politics, young people “just don’t care” ignores the many barriers we face when it comes to participating in democracy. Wil Caron, Millenial Activist, member of the Palolo Neighborhood Board, co-chairman of Young Progressives Demanding Action. Will writes, ” For young people, and certainly here in Hawaii, it is …

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Column: Time for automatic voter registration

Colin Moore, political science professor and director of the Public PolicyCenter at the University of Hawaii-Manoa laid out 4 reasons automatic voter registration is not only convenient for eligible Hawaii voters, it’s better for democracy. First, because it’s so easy to register, it can lead to dramatic increases in the number of citizens who are …

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