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Sen. Wyden wants Oregon's voting system expanded nationwide

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says he's going to introduce a bill that would enable every voter in federal elections to receive a ballot in the mail, expanding the "Oregon way" nationwide.

Wyden, with Gov. Kate Brown at his side, told reporters Tuesday that he wants to sweep away costs, long polling lines and politically motivated registration complications by having the U.S. follow Oregon's lead. Here, voters can mail in their ballots or put them in a drop box.

The Democrat said expanding the Oregon way will make for a "more open, more accountable, fairer future."

Brown said a new state law in which residents automatically register to vote when obtaining their driver's license has added an estimated 50,000 voters.

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