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File #: 18-0065R    Version: 0 Name: Request for State Action - Automatic Voter Registration
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/5/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 2/5/2018
Enactment #:
Title: Request for State Action - Automatic Voter Registration For the purpose of declaring the City Council’s support for HB 152, the Safe and Accessible Registration Act, and calling the Baltimore delegation and all State Legislators to action during the Maryland General Assembly in voting for HB 152 to ensure all residents have safe, secure, and easily accessible voter registration.
Sponsors: Zeke Cohen, President Young, Bill Henry, Eric T. Costello, Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, John T. Bullock, Robert Stokes, Sr., Shannon Sneed, Ryan Dorsey, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Sharon Green Middleton, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer
Indexes: Request for State Action, Voter Registration
Attachments: 1. 18-0065R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Cohen


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for State Action - Automatic Voter Registration
For the purpose of declaring the City Council’s support for HB 152, the Safe and Accessible Registration Act, and calling the Baltimore delegation and all State Legislators to action during the Maryland General Assembly in voting for HB 152 to ensure all residents have safe, secure, and easily accessible voter registration.
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The fundamental right of American citizens to vote faces challenges across the country. Legislators in other states have introduced legislation to restrict the vote. Maryland has the opportunity to expand safe and secure access to the polls that ensures as many people legally allowed to vote can do so by passing the Safe and Accessible Registration Act (SARA).


SARA will:

· Seamlessly register Marylanders, or update their registrations during voter registration processes;

· Ensure more Marylanders become registered through an opt-out rather than opt-in mechanism;

· Ensure cleaner more accurate voting rolls when residents move within Maryland; and

· Provide a safe and secure voter registration system.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the Council supports HB 152, the Safe and Accessible Registration Act, and calls the Baltimore delegation and all State Legislators to action during the Maryland General Assembly in ...

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