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California’s New Motor Voter Program

Every driver’s license application is required to include a voter registration application

By Chris Micheli, January 23, 2022 8:14 am

Division 2, Chapter 4.5 provides the state’s New Motor Voter Program. Section 2260 provides that this Chapter is known as the California New Motor Voter Program. Section 2261 provides three legislative findings and declarations. First, voter registration is one of the biggest barriers to participation in our democracy. Second, in 1993, the US Congress enacted the federal National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as the “Motor Voter Law.” Third, it is the Legislature’s intent to enact the California New Motor Voter Program to provide California citizens additional opportunities to participate in democracy through exercise of their fundamental right to vote.

Section 2262 defines the following terms: “completed voter registration”; “completed voter registration application”; “Department”; and, “driver’s license application.” Section 2263 requires the Secretary of State and Department of Motor Vehicles to establish the California New Motor Voter Program for the purpose of increasing opportunities for voter registration by any person who is qualified to be a voter under Section 2 of Article II of the California Constitution.

Section 2264 requires every driver’s license application to include a voter registration application. Section 2265 requires the DMV to establish a schedule and method for the DMV to electronically provide to the Secretary of State the records specified in this section.

Section 2266 provides that the willful, unauthorized disclosure of information obtained from the DMV to any person, or the use of any false representation to obtain any of that information or the use of any of that information for a purpose other than as authorized, is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both fine and imprisonment.

Section 2267 specifies that, if the records of a person constitute a completed voter registration application, the Secretary of State must register the person to vote, or, as applicable, preregister the person to vote, unless specified conditions are satisfied. Section 2268 specifies that a person registered or preregistered to vote under this chapter may cancel the person’s voter registration or preregistration at any time by any method available to any other registered or preregistered voter.

Section 2269 makes clear that this chapter does not affect the confidentiality of a person’s voter registration or preregistration information. Section 2271 provides that, if a person who is ineligible to vote becomes registered or preregistered to vote pursuant to this chapter in the absence of a violation by that person, that person’s registration or preregistration must be presumed to have been effected with official authorization and not the fault of that person.

Section 2272 requires the DMV to designate an employee, known as the department’s National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) coordinator, who is responsible for the department’s compliance with the requirements of this chapter and the requirements of federal law.

The Secretary of State is required to appoint an employee, known as the Secretary of State’s NVRA coordinator, who is responsible for the Secretary of State’s compliance with the requirements of this chapter and the requirements of federal law.

Section 2273 requires the NVRA coordinator to ensure that each employee of the DMV who interacts with the California New Motor Voter Program must, annually and as part of an initial new employee orientation, receive a training on the requirements of this chapter and the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993. This training includes, but is not limited to, instructing employees regarding processing voter information submitted to the DMV, acceptance rules, transmission deadlines, and procedures for identifying and reporting errors or delays.

In addition, the Secretary of State’s NVRA coordinator must ensure that each employee of the Secretary of State responsible for the receipt and processing of voter registration information from the department must, annually and as part of an initial new employee orientation, receive a training on the requirements of this chapter and the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Section 2274 requires the DMV to monitor the timeliness of the department’s transmittals to the Secretary of State. By the 10th day of each calendar month, the DMV must provide to the Secretary of State, in a manner and method to be determined by the DMV in consultation with the Secretary of State, specified information concerning voter registration from the preceding month:

Section 2275 requires the Secretary of State to establish a taskforce that includes all of the following members:

  • The Secretary of State’s NVRA coordinator.
  • The department’s NVRA coordinator.
  • County elections officials.
  • Individuals with demonstrated language accessibility experience for languages covered under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10101 et seq.).
  • Representatives of the disability community and community organizations and individuals that advocate on behalf of, or provide services to, individuals with disabilities.
  • Experts with demonstrated experience in the field of elections.
  • Experts with demonstrated experience in the field of civic design.

The Secretary of State is required to convene the task force for meetings at least quarterly. The task force is required to consult with the Secretary of State and the DM on the development of the annual review. The task force must advise the Secretary of State and the DMV on the effective implementation of the California New Motor Voter Program.

Section 2276 requires the Secretary of State to annually review the effectiveness of the California New Motor Voter Program and draft a written report with specified information.

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11 thoughts on “California’s New Motor Voter Program

  1. Since the diabolically evil, openly Communist-Marxist democrats have thus far been unable to snooker the Republicrats into going along with granting amnesty to the 30-40 or more million illegal, criminal aliens who both parties have treasonously allowed to flood into America as part of the ‘Great Replacement’ agenda of the White European founding stock that they both boast about and then, when anyone calls them out on this genocide – they smirk and deny that it’s happening – they just decide to tackle this evil agenda of giving themselves a permanent, peacefully unbreakable, totalitarian, single party dictatorship by letting illegal aliens and criminals who are not American citizens to vote in our elections. Effectively nullifying the need to pass amnesty in the short term in order to add 30 to 40 million new blood sucking parasite votes to the Democrat Party’s voting base.

    Then, once they have their permanent ‘lock’ on power – they can circle back and shove amnesty down the throats of the White conservative minority and there will be nothing they can do to stop it, because they will have been reduced to a numerical minority in the nation that their 100 percent White European ancestors founded and created.

  2. You need to prove that voter registration is any type of a barrier to voting. All you do is make a statement that it is. The evidence proves that it is not. Stop with your lies. The fact is that any elections that are examined, produce results that prove a large number of illegitimate voters. Allowing illegitimate non citizens to vote in elections should result in an illegitimate election.

  3. Any state that allows this fraudulent voting shouldn’t be allowed to participate in countrywide elections. I say that we build a wall that keeps the libtards in California,Oregon and Washington in their own little communist utopia instead of them bringing their communist ways and laws to our states.

  4. Why are American citizens standing by and allowing the Democrats to hijack the country and give it away to illegal aliens and perpetual Democrat tyranny? Nobody has the will to fight something as overtly wrong as allowing non-citizens to choose our leaders? Astounding. The GOP is absolutely useless.

  5. Your statements aren’t completely facts. The California Department of Motor Vehicles does in fact register all individuals that apply for a license or identification card to the motor voter registration pool. The California DMV, has a section of its Licensing Operations Division (LOD) to oversee and ensure that ALL that apply are in the motor voter registration EVEN if they are undocumented. The California DMV has found a loop hole, so that they are not questioned on that practice. Sadly, what doesn’t happen is, when a person becomes deceased, they are not taken out if the list of registered voters, somehow the deceased persons vote is somehow completed and counted. The other part to your story, that you are leaving out. The California DMV sells all of your information to anyone that asks for it, providing they pay a fee. Literally millions of dollars has been collected by those sales. The information is given to specific democratic parties, but why? DMV is the only state agency that has all of one’s information, specifically everything that is put on the application, thumb prints and photos. Let that sink in for a minute.

  6. Passing a test and paying a fee to drive is a barrier to mobility and therefore an attack on the right to vote. When will Noisome tackle this egregious assault on human rights and dignity? 😉

  7. we are not a democracy, we are a republic. the whole nation is a republic. there is a difference. do better, get it right. stop relabeling

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