The House last week approved, 74-45, House Concurrent Resolution 5004.
The resolution would urge Congress to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to simplify the procedure by which voters whose names are to be deleted from the voter registration list are notified, once they have failed to vote in the two preceding two-year general elections. The new procedure would entail two general public notices - one issued two weeks before and the second one week before the date of the election - stating the voter must vote in the next general election or his/her name will be deleted from the voter registration list. It also asks Congress to allow removal of a person's name from the voter registration list if that person fails to vote in at least three consecutive two-year general elections.
It is now in the Senate, where it has been assigned to the Elections and Local Government Committee.
Here's how area legislators voted.
Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, Yes.
Reps. Marti Crow and Candy Ruff, both D-Leavenworth, No.