HARTFORD, Conn. – The U.S. Justice Department settled its dispute with Connecticut officials Friday claiming the state has done enough to resolve concerns that it wasn’t complying with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
An investigation found that when Connecticut residents were applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses they were not being given applications for voter registration. The investigation also found that when an address was changed at the Department of Motor Vehicles there was no consistent form of communication about the address change with local registrar of voters.
Under the terms of the settlement, Connecticut has agreed to integrate voter registration as part licensing process at the DMV.
Connecticut will also ensure that change of address information submitted for driver’s license purposes will be used to update voters’ address information unless the voter declines to update her voter registration, according to a press release from the Justice Department.
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