Voter registration is getting fucked up by Republicans all over the country. It's a goddamn vote-supression shitstorm out there. Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada, Minnesota... dirty tricksters and underhanded election officials are tipping the scales all over the place.
One of those states isn't too much of a worry though. Minnesota. Why? Same. Day. Registration. That makes all these bullshit paper games a waste of time, and we need it nationwide next time around. Seriously.
This is someting I'm going to start hollering about soon after the election, but here's a sneak peak. Our use of technology in assisting the mechanisms of governance is bass-ackwards in this country. We have voting machines that don't work and fail to produce paper recipts, and an enormous paper-heavy bureaucracy that's easily fucked with for voter registration.
There's no reason not to have same-day (election day) registration. It can be done. It works. It boosts participation. A little about same-day registration.