Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA) announced on National Voter Registration Day that the Keystone State will now automatically register eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver’s license or ID card at the DMV.
While the Governor touts this as a significant step towards making elections more secure and efficient, some are raising concerns about the potential for voter fraud and the implications for the integrity of future elections.
Governor Shapiro, in a recent tweet, emphasized his commitment to expanding voter access in Pennsylvania, stating, “I am proud to announce that for the first time ever, Pennsylvania is an automatic voter registration state. That’s right, from now on, when you get or renew your driver’s license or an ID card at the DMV, you’ll be registered to vote unless you choose not to.”
Shapiro continued, “I made a commitment when I was campaigning for this office that we would bring automatic voter registration to Pennsylvania and break down the barriers for legal eligible voters.” However, the announcement was met with immediate pushback from some quarters.
When running for Governor, I made a commitment to bring automatic voter registration to Pennsylvania — the birthplace of our