NJ Politics Digest: State Moving Toward Online Voter Registration

Registering to vote could soon become easier in New Jersey, as the Democratic legislature moves ahead with plans to allow for online voter registration.

Voting booths.
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Registering to vote could soon become easier in New Jersey, as the Democratic legislature moves ahead with plans to allow for online voter registration.

The Record reports that the state Senate has already approved a measure to allow online registration and the measure is awaiting action in the Assembly.

If Gov. Phil Murphy signs the measure, the state would establish a website with proper safeguards to allow for online voter registration.

Opponents of the measure, including Republican Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) say the plan would be too expensive and encourage voter fraud, The Record reports.

But New Jersey won’t be the first to go online for registration, the report notes. So far, 37 others states and the District of Columbia have either adopted or are moving toward online registration, the report said, citing statistics from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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