Idaho launches online voter registration

Posted at 1:36 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 15:36:19-05

Idahoans can now register to vote online for the first time.

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that the move will offer convenience to voters and cut down administrative work for county election officials.

Online registration requires voters, who would have to have a state-issued ID, to fill out an electronic application that is then sent to state elections officials for validation. The Idaho Transportation Department will provide digital copies of voter signatures from state-issued driver's licenses to become part of the voter registration database.

Currently, 35 other states have online registration -- with Arizona being the first state to implement a paperless registration system in 2002. Oklahoma has passed legislation creating online voter registration systems, but has not yet implemented such systems.

(by Associated Press)