In an opinion piece published in The Chicago Tribune, Cook County Clerk David Orr called for a new, automated and more efficient voter registration system that captures every eligible voter by using every available government database to identify and register Illinois citizens so that they can vote. The ACLU Voting Rights Project's works to increase the ease and accessibility of voting for all eligible voters. In other states, ACLU affiliates have fought against the use of databases to cull out registered voters. Orr writes:
We must do more to encourage participation for future voters. I believe that effort starts with a technology-driven voter registration renaissance. By today's rules voters must actively seek out a method for registering to vote when they turn 18, become a citizen, register for the first time, and every time they move for the rest of their lives. It's an outdated model rife with bureaucratic red tape.