News from Ohio: “Senate moving to approve online voter registration”

Columbus Dispatch:

Senate Republican leaders want to see online voter registration pass by the end of June.

Ohio currently allows voters to update their registrations online, but full online registration is not available. The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee is expected to vote on the bill next week, after hearing from a variety of supporters today.

Several witnesses, including Secretary of State Jon Husted, a leading proponent of online voter registration, stressed similar themes: it reduces errors when compared to data keyed in by hand, saves money, makes the system more secure and does little or nothing to change the political makeup of the voting electorate.

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