Online Voter Registration

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A total of 31 states plus the District of Columbia offer online registration, and another 4 states have passed legislation to create online voter registration systems, but have not yet implemented them.”

According to the 2010 report, Online Voter Registration: Case Studies in Arizona and Washington, Arizona experienced a reduction in per-registration costs from 83 cents per paper registration to 3 cents per online registration. Other states have also experienced significant cost savings in processing registrations.

Implementation costs have in some cases been absorbed within existing budgets, been paid for with Help America Vote Act funds or have required one-time appropriations, ranging from $250,000 to $750,000 for more elaborate systems.
NCSL – Online Voter Registration

Problem:

Bruce Elfant, Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector, said, “This year [2014] it took our staff 12 days to process all the voter registration forms that were received at the voter registration deadline. Electronic voter registration would end this archaic process.”

Solution:

Pass and implement online voter registration for Texas

Texas Constitution
Code – Election Code
Chapter – 31 Officers to Administer Elections
Section – 31.08 Collection of Information; Forum on Election Cost Savings

Pew – Online Voter Registration: Case Studies in Arizona and Washington

Texas Tribune – Harris Co. Officials Derail Online Voter Sign-Up

League of Women Voters – The Problem with Online Voter Registration

Pennsylvania to be 23rd state with online voter registration

New Mexico adds online voter registration

Alabama Latest State With Online Voter Registration

Idaho Secretary of State proposed legislation this morning to allow online voter registration in Idaho

Wisconsin senate approves online voter registration

Online voter registration comes to Kentucky

Tennessee a step closer to online voter registration

Rep. Celia Israel Files Electronic Voter Registration Legislation print page

Tribtalk – How to fix Texas’ outdated voter registration system

Governing – Who Killed Online Voter Registration in Texas?

My San Antonio – Let Texans register to vote online

New website allows Mississippians to change voter registration information online