Should Congress require same day voter registration?

• "The logistics of predicting how many ballots to print and how many officials to assign to polling places, with the number of potential voters unknown, would be extremely difficult and inefficient." Source: Paul Ziriax (Republican, Secretary of the State Election Board, Oklahoma)
• [Some] say same-day registration puts too much burden on county election officials. They argued making this change would [increase] the chance of mistakes: “It’s extremely hard to put the information of all of the voters into the system, get their ballots counted and keep the numbers correct while you’re still registering people to vote the same day you’re having an election.” Source: Doug Ellis (Republican, Broadwater County Montana’s treasurer-clerk-superintendent of schools and election administrator)
• "Participation in our democracy should be encouraged and the right to vote should not be hampered by outdated voter registration regulations. Yet in many states, Americans face these barriers while trying to access the ballot box. In California, we saw a record 80.7 percent voter turnout in the 2020 election. This was in large part due to same-day voter registration efforts in our state." Source: Rep. Julia Brownley (Democrat, California, District 26)
• "Eligible voters can use Same Day Registration to correct outdated voter registration records at the polling place, saving themselves an extra step and still allowing them to participate. For eligible voters who have been purged from the rolls but want to cast a ballot, SDR provides them the opportunity to reregister and still make sure their voice is heard on Election Day." Source: Chris Carson and Virginia Kase (President and CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States)
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