Idaho Democrats unveil 5 new voting initiatives

democratdonkeyIdaho Democrats are getting behind a package of reforms they believe will make voting easier and more accessible.

House and Senate Democrats unveiled a collection of five bills Tuesday, calling it the Voting Opportunity and Trustworthy Elections initiative.

They say the ideas emerged in talks with voters and monitoring the November election.  Democrats say the voting was hampered by long lines, confusion over registration and voter identification requirements.

The new package includes a proposal to allow online voter registration. Democrats also want to see voter registration materials handed out when a person gets a driver’s license, and that counties be required to set up early voting centers.

Another measure would require a political party that opts for a close primary election to pay incremental costs accrued by the county.  (AP)

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