Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:31 PM
bemildred (78,922 posts)
California launches online voter registration
SACRAMENTO — Californians can register to vote with the click of a mouse in a new online system launched Wednesday.
Secretary of State Debra Bowen said she hopes making the process easier will mean more participation in the Nov. 6 election. Some 6.5 million Californians who are eligible to vote are not registered, she said.
"Today, the Internet replaces the mailbox for thousands of Californians wishing to register to vote," Bowen said at a Sacramento news conference.
The new system could shave a week or more from the paper process, according to Dean Logan, the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder. Until now, every would-be voter had to fill out an application, sign it in paper form and mail or deliver it to elections officials before being added to the voter rolls.
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Response to bemildred (Original post)
Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:20 PM
Cleita (71,434 posts)
1. You beat me to it. I'm not sure I like it.
I started a thread on it in GD:
Response to bemildred (Reply #5)
Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:06 AM
SoapBox (9,100 posts)
man oh man...it would be SO cool, if we could cast our votes online.
Our house does vote by mail but I always worry about those ballots being lost.
I really like what Oregon does...all vote by mail but you can drop off your ballot at tons of locations or simply mail it in...there are no polling places nor shady Diebold machines.