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Calif. Health Exchange Shoppers Will Get Voter Registration Form

The state will send voter registration cards to nearly 4 million state residents who visited the online insurance marketplace to ease voting rights group worries.

Los Angeles Times: State To Send Voter Registration Cards To Obamacare Applicants
Heading off a lawsuit over compliance with a federal voting rights law, California officials have agreed to help millions of state residents register to vote. Under a deal announced Monday by several voting-rights groups, the state will send voter registration cards to nearly 3.8 million Californians who have applied for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (Merl, 3/24). 

The Washington Post: Californians Who Used Health Marketplaces Receive Voter Registration Forms
California officials have started sending voter registration forms to 4 million people who shopped on the state’s new online health insurance marketplace, as part of a legal settlement with voting rights groups that are urging states to make it easier for people to sign up to vote as they enroll in coverage (Somashekhar, 3/24).

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