staff reports

Trenton, NJ – A diverse coalition of organizations sent a letter to Governor Murphy urging his administration to expand automatic voter registration (AVR) to Medicaid. Signed into law in 2018, AVR currently allows eligible voters to be automatically registered to vote or have their voting information updated when interacting with the Motor Vehicle Commission, unless they decline registration.

The legislation authorizes the Secretary of State to designate additional government agencies to implement AVR. New Jersey’s Medicaid program touches nearly 1.7 million individuals, many of whom do not have the same opportunities to register to vote through traditional channels.