| Allows more flexibility for new and moved voters
by Brian Leubitz
This is very good news for democracy:
Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation allowing residents to register to vote up until and on Election Day, though the provision will not be implemented at least until 2014.
"Voting - the sacred right of every citizen - should be simple and convenient," the Democratic governor said in a prepared statement. "While other states try to restrict voters with new laws that burden the process, California allows voters to register online - and even on Election Day."(SacBee CapAlert)
Combined with online registration, this makes California one of the friendlies states for new voters. The Republicans cried about something they like to call "voter fraud" but haven't shown any evidence of in any state with or without same-day registration.
With luck we will see this implemented for the 2014 election.