State Attorney General JB Van Hollen says we could see more fraud if the legislature passes a bill to make it easier for voters to register and cast ballots. People would automatically be registered-to-vote when they apply for driver’s licenses. Absentee voting could be done at more locations.
Van Hollen says the bill does not require voters to confirm their information by signing a form. “There’s an attempt to correct problems that don’t exist and in the process will create many problems,” says Van Hollen.
The measure also creates new protections against intimidation at the polls. Van Hollen says there are already laws that ban threats against voters and this bill aims to suppress free speech.
Supporters say the legislation would provide an easy way for people to get involved with elections.
Jason Fischer contributed to this report