VIDEO: Governor Christie Vetoes Voter Registration Bill
Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would make voter registration automatic for those applying for their drivers license. In a conditional veto message, the republican governor mocked the legislation and called it "The voter fraud enhancement and permission act." Under the bill, any resident applying for a permit, license, identification card, or renewing a license at a state Motor Vehicles Commission location, would be automatically registered to vote unless they decline. Currently, residents may register to vote at the Motor Vehicle Commission, but it is not required. While Christie returned the bill to the democratic led legislature, he did recommend that victims of domestic violence or stalking be able to register to vote at the Motor Vehicle Commission, without disclosing their address. He says the change will provide greater protection to domestic violence victims.