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Senator Patricia Bates to Present Bill to Restore “Opt-in” Voter Registration at DMV

SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will present her Senate Bill 57 on Tuesday that would make voter registration an opt-in process at the DMV, which would prevent some of the problems reported by media outlets over the past two years such as inaccurate party registrations and the registration of non-U.S. citizens.

–Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)
–Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), a co-author of SB 57
–Members of the Senate Elections And Constitutional Amendments Committee

Senator Bates will present Senate Bill 57. To learn more on why she authored the bill, click here to read her December 2019 op-ed in the Orange County Register. Senator Bates will be available for media interviews after the hearing.

Tuesday, January 7, 9:30 a.m.

California State Capitol, Room 112