Definition of motor voter law in English:

motor voter law


  • Another name for the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, designed to reverse declining voter registration by allowing voters to register at motor vehicle departments.

    ‘The motor voter law of 1993, by tying voters' registration to the issuing of drivers licences, allows illegals to vote.’
    • ‘She said statistics that show 72 percent of Fayette's voting-age population as registered voters are as accurate a representation as possible under the motor voter law.’
    • ‘It is clear that the motor voter law is achieving our goal of registering more Texans.’
    • ‘Estimates of how much the motor voter law has falsely inflated registration vary almost as much as registration varies from county to county.’
    • ‘By contrast, the number of registration forms filed at motor vehicle offices around the nation under so-called motor voter laws has been far greater, totaling more than 15 million in 1997 and 1998.’
    • ‘The Justice Department has already sued Missouri for allegedly failing to properly maintain its voter registration rolls, as also required by the motor voter law.’
    • ‘Rosenberg, who has sponsored numerous voter registration reform bills during the last several years, said the motor voter law will create a new, streamlined voter registration system that saves taxpayer dollars while encouraging voter participation.’
    • ‘Democrats seem to want to go the other way, supporting things like motor voter laws and provisional ballots that only demean the integrity of the system, feed voter cynicism and lead to elections being decided in courtrooms rather than voting booths.’
    • ‘This year's slow increase in statewide registration has been attributed to the past success of so-called motor voter laws, which allow citizens to register to vote through the Department of Motor Vehicles offices.’