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Pennsylvania’s new online voter registration site goes live

The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state to provide online voter registration.

Thursday’s launch of the Internet-based system was promoted by Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortes during a news conference at the suburban Harrisburg headquarters of the Pennsylvania County Commissioners Association.

Cortes, Pennsylvania’s elections chief, says the online system will save taxpayers money, improve the accuracy of the voter rolls and make registration more convenient.

Wolf says the system will enhance democracy and hopefully increase voter participation in elections.

The officials say the online system is authorized by laws dating back more than a decade, not any new mandate. They say the administration worked with legislators from both parties in shaping it.

People who want to register online can start at the website: register.votespa.com.


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