Ross Reynolds speaks with Kristin Eberhard, a senior researcher with the Sightline Institute who wrote about Oregon's new law, effective January 2016, which will automatically register eligible voters through the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
In Washington, individual voters still must register themselves to vote. To vote in the Nov. 3 general election, voters must register online or by mail by Monday, Oct. 5. (Is your address up to date? Check your registration status online with just your name and birthday.)