Legislation updates: Senate effort to stop voter suppression; California effort to mandate voter registration for high school graduation

The media is reporting on two new legislative efforts, one in the US Senate that seeks to stop voter suppression (the LA Times has a story, “Senate Bill targets suppression of voters”).

The other is an effort by a California assembly representative (Joe Coto) to mandate that high school students provide proof that they have registered to vote before they receive their high school diploma (Denver Post: “Plan forces California teens to register.”) This is an intriguing idea, but I’ll have to track down the Coto proposal and see how it is to be implemented. More on the Coto measure later.