This afternoon, an exciting new bill to allow for "voter preregistration" of 16 and 17 year olds to vote (once they turn 18, of course!) will be heard in the Colorado House State Affairs Committee. This legislation is simple: a preregistered voterʼs registration will be listed as "pending" until activating on his or her 18th birthday.
Voter preregistration is a great way to get the next generation of voters involved in the election process. The fact is, more than half of eligible 18-29 year olds in Colorado are not registered to vote. Preregistration has shown in other states (13 other states have some form of this law on the books) to increase the likelihood of voting by young adults--and also increases the long-term civic engagement of these voters.
Please take a moment right now to call or email members of the House State Affairs Committee, and urge them to vote YES on House Bill 13-1135 this afternoon!
House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee
Rep. Su Ryden, Chair - Phone: 303-866-2942 E-Mail: email@example.com
Rep. Joe Salazar, Vice-Chair - Phone: 303-866-2918 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Tim Dore - Phone: 303-866-2398 E-Mail: email@example.com
Rep. Jeanne Labuda - Phone: 303-866-2966 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Dan Nordberg - Phone: 303-866-2965 E-Mail: email@example.com
Rep. Mike Foote - Phone: 303-866-2920 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Jovan Melton - Phone: 303-866-2919 E-Mail: email@example.com
Rep. Ray Scott - Phone: 303-866-3068 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Steve Humphrey - Phone: 303-866-2943 E-Mail: email@example.com
Rep. Dominick Moreno - Phone: 303-866-2964 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Angela Williams - Phone: 303-866-2909 E-Mail: email@example.com
Thanks! Preregistration is something simple we can do to increase the electoral participation of youth in Colorado. That's something we can all support! Today is just the first step for this important legislation. Stay tuned, and we'll keep you informed as this bill makes its way toward becoming law.
PS. Read the full text of House Bill 13-1135: click here.