Posted Sep 14, 2010 13:23 UTC (Tue) by corbet
In reply to: Citizen Linus
Parent article: Citizen Linus
The notion of "residency" in the US is rather fuzzier than it is in many other parts of the world; cities, for example, have no sort of list of who is resident there. So getting on the list of people who are entitled to vote in a given location requires registration.
Registration has seen as an obstacle to voting by some people, which why efforts have been made (on the Democratic side especially) to make registration easy. In a lot of places, it can be done simultaneously with getting a driver's license.
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