States Work on Proposals to Make
By Richard Wolf
Monday 26 February 2007
Washington - Proposals designed to make voting easier and ballots more secure are beginning to advance in several states.
The proposals range from allowing voters to register until Election Day to expanding the use of absentee ballots and early in-person voting. Several states and Congress also are promoting paper trails for electronic voting machines.
The trend follows several years in which states passed tighter restrictions, such as requiring photo identification and proof of citizenship. Opponents of those restrictions, some of which were blocked by court action, are behind the push to bring more voters to the polls.