Thursday, July 12, 2007

How Much Does Your Favorite Presidential Candidate Want You to Register to Vote?

Reuters reports this morning on a study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism examining how '08 presidential candidates are using their websites (or not) to encourage visitors to register to vote.

They found that there are front page links to register to vote on the websites of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, while Rudy Guiliani and Bill Richardson don't seem to have any at all. They note that John McCain has the most detailed information about registration, including the rules of each state, but this data is only available once you click through to his "Action Center."

Political participation, especially voting, is crucial to a representative democratic process, so we applaud all candidates and public officials who work to get more Americans involved in their government.

Click here for more information on the Brennan Center's work to prevent restrictions on voter registration.

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