HealthCare-dot-gov enrollees will also receive voter registration emails, vice president says

March 01, 2024

The Department of Health and Human Services is making voter registration information accessible to those who enroll for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act’s digital marketplace — following through on a commitment that some lawmakers have pressed for since 2022 — Vice President Kamala Harris said during a roundtable with voting rights leaders on Tuesday. “Our democracy only works if people participate and I’m glad the Biden administration is finding creative ways to do voter registration outreach that focuses on meeting people where they are," Murphy told Nextgov/FCW in a statement. "These emails are a great start, but it’s still important for HHS to include a voter registration question in the application process to ensure everyone who enrolls in the ACA has the opportunity to register. HHS did not respond to requests for comment. This article has been updated to include a statement from Sen. Murphy.