Senator wants to expand access to online voter registration

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 22, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says people across the country should be able use their computers, smartphones or electronic tablets to register to vote.

The New York Democrat is announcing legislation that would force the 23 states that don't have an online registration system to establish one.

The bill also would expand enrollment access in states that currently have online systems by making them open to all eligible voters without requiring a state-issued ID.

Gillibrand says nearly half of eligible voters don't have access to online registration.

She says her bill would ease the burden of registering and save states millions of dollars by allowing voters to input and update their information electronically.

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