In the near future, when you renew your driver’s license at the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles, you can also register to vote. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea answered our questions about automatic voter registration becoming law — signed by Gov. Gina Raimondo this week — which will allow people doing business at the Division of Motor Vehicles to also register to vote. “I pushed for it because it is a great way for Rhode Islanders when they update their addresses with the government that that address change is made across the board into their voter file,” Gorbea said Friday during a taping of “10 News Conference.”
The move to automatic voter registration is supposed to help with duplicate registrations, unintentional mistakes and boost voter participation or turnout at the polls.
“What this does is, you’ll go into DMV and say I’ve moved, I’m going to change my driver’s license address, and it will automatically send that information to the Department of State, so you don’t have to worry about it anymore,” Gorbea said.
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