RS29185 / H0459
This legislation will provide for the automatic registration of eligible citizens to vote at the same time that they
apply for or renew a driver’s license or state issued identification, unless they opt out of being registered to
vote at that time. The act of voting – being able to elect our leaders and set our course as a state and a nation –
defines the United States at home and abroad. This legislation aims to facilitate the exercise of this basic right
for thousands of eligible citizens who are unregistered or have outdated registrations due to relocation.
No negative impact to the state general fund is anticipated. Every state that has adopted automatic voter
registration has seen significant savings with respect to staff time, paper processing, and/or mailing, among other
expenses. Online voter registration has been fully implemented, thus the facilities already exist for registering
voters through the processing of electronic information. Pertinent voter data required for voter registration
is already being collected by the various Departments of Motor Vehicles, and could be readily transmitted to
election offices throughout the state.
Representative Ilana Rubel
(208) 332-1000
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 01/24/2022, 9:18 AM

Statutes affected:
Bill Text: 34-404