“Voting Rights Groups Sue California for Voter Suppression”

Press release:

Voting rights groups filed a federal lawsuit today against California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for its failure to offer federally mandated voter registration opportunities to millions of Californians.

The lawsuit—filed on behalf of the League of Women Voters of California, ACCE Institute, California Common Cause, and the National Council of La Raza—seeks to force California DMV to comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), commonly known as “Motor Voter.” The NVRA requires states to incorporate voter registration into DMV forms. That way, customers can register to vote or update their voter registration when they apply for or renew a driver’s license or state identification card, or submit a change of address. California DMV, however, has been unlawfully requiring the million-plus Californians who renew by mail every year to complete a separate voter registration.

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