Bill would automatically register people to vote in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- There's a new push at the state capital for automatic voter registration in Wisconsin.
State Representative David Crowley of Milwaukee introduced the legislation Monday with support from fellow Democrats and Governor Tony Evers.
The bill would have the Wisconsin Elections Commission work with the Department of Transportation to automatically register people to vote.
Crowley believes the proposal will get bipartisan support.
"It will streamline the process making sure people can vote. It will eliminate many barriers to voting. Because we know greater participation will make our government more responsible, more representative of the people who are electing folks," State Rep. David Crowley (D) Milwaukee.
The proposal was originally in the Governor's budget but the state's finance committee took it out earlier this month.
It now moves forward as a separate bill.