Independent from Long Beach, California on April 5, 1963 · Page 21
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 21

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Kennedy '.Commission o . »'.;···:· · ·U-'-.tO : ':,.v ' . . - · - · · · · Stiidies Voter Apathy By RAYMOND' LAHR' [Americans--* third to half of WASMNIGTON (UPI) --hhem in national elections- President Kennedy is trying ajfail to vote. This question fresh approach to a national has been bugging many state problem which has failed for! officials, some state legisla- to command much pub- tures and some members of u«t IMC*. t. *«rn wi iND3INT;NT--?«9» A n; : attention. He has appointed a ska to study why so AH AUTHENTIC. 'STATUETTE-- Congress for the past decade. Most of the proposals call for reducing residence ,· requirements imposed by' the states before a newcomer can vote for President. ' 1 · · ·. * KENNEDY GAVE has new commission a broader mandate by asking it to study residence requirements, registration procedures, absentee voting restrictions and other! factors. He asked for recommendations by November,' a year before the 1964 na tiona] election. The American Heritage Foundation, a bipartisan or- ganisation trying to promote interest in political activity, has estimated that more than 19 million U. S. citizens were unable to vote in the 1960 presidential election. | Of that total, it estimated that 8 mfllton could not vote because they had moved and could not meet residence requirements. It also estimated that 5 million others were ill and 2.6 minion were traveling and unable to get absentee ballots. I The foundation used a Civil [Rights Commission estimate i that 1.75 million Negroes in the South were prevented from voting' because of dis- , crimination. Kennedy asked ihi new commission to stay, 'out of this.field because it iwas within the Civil Rights Commission's jurisdiction. * · · · DJ A REPORT last month, a Senate Judiciary Commit- jtee used a Census Bureau es- Jtimate indicating that 19.8 mil] ion Americans move each year. It said that state vot- |ing laws, requiring up to two years of residence, "have not kept pace with this fart of 'modern life." I The victims of these outmoded residence requirements include many citizens jwhp are best equipped to ex- jCrcise the right of voting, such as educators, clergymen and professional people,"; the subcommittee said. /"Interstate businesses constantly, shift · managers, salesmen 'and other executives." I Back in 1952 and ' 1933. organizations of state offi- ; rials were urging state legislation to let crtLrenii who had 'moved vote for president .Voting for state and local officials was viewed differently ^*«*tH HfctfCtfl f*f**n fc*»«av because new residents pre- i snmably were unfamiliar with [the candidates and issues. I In 1953, Connecticut adopted a law allowing a person Amoving to another state to jvote by absentee ballot in presidential elections for up j to two years while becoming qualified to vote in the new state. In the same year. Wisconsin started allowing new | residents to register up to 10 'days before a presidential election if they were qualified voters in the state from which they moved. In 1936, Congress approved a resolution urging state legislatures to take action of this type. The Senate Judiciary Sub- ! committee' said only seven [states had taken such action | by 1962 but that the voters in eight more approved "progressive proposalsTM in refer- [ endums last November. | Many of the residence re- i quirements are written - in | state constitutions, which 'are not easily amended. Sens. Estes Kefanver. D- Tenn, and Kenneth P. Keating, R-N. Y, are co-sponsoring a proposed amendment to .the Federal Constitution. I New arrivals would be al- jlowed to vote in a presidential election after 90 days of [residence in a state. 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