Next Monday, sweet 16 in Colorado could get even sweeter if our preregistration bill passes its first hurdle in a House committee.
This bill is our jam–because it’d allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote, getting them hooked on democracy early and ready to go right on their 18th birthday. Plus, it’d let them register at the DMV–when they’re already there, failing their driver’s test.
Monday’s hearing is the first step. Can you contact the committee today to tell them you support the bill?
Preregistration is a simple way to make the registration process more convenient for new voters. Policies like this are the key to building a better democracy…and to making high school just a little less awkward.
We all do better when we all vote, but there’s still a boatload of young people not even registered to vote in Colorado–yep, a boatload.
Let’s get it done.