Am I right in saying that in the US you must make a conscious effort to register, i.e. going somewhere to fill in a form? In Britain people are employed every year to deliver electoral roll forms to houses. They then return to collect them. They can also help people to fill in their forms, particularly the elderly. Therefore the vast majority of people are on the register even if they decide not to vote. Surely a democracy like America should be making an effort to ensure that their citizens have a voice. Do minorites especially recent immigrants whose English may not yet be proficient have a voice in the electoral process?