What is online voter registration?Online voter registration allows eligible voters to apply to register to vote or update a registration to a new address or name through a secure Internet site.
How is my application processed?If you provide a Minnesota driver’s license or state ID card number, your application will be verified with data from the state’s Driver and Vehicle Services. If you provide the last four digits of your Social Security number, your application will be verified with data from the Social Security Administration.
Which other states offer online voter registration?In 2002, Arizona became the first state to offer online voter registration. Since then 13 other states have made online voter registration available, including California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington. According to research by the Pew Charitable Trusts, at least half of the states will use online registration by 2016.
Am I automatically registered to vote when I submit the online application?No. The online voter registration application is an easy way for submitting your information but the information will be verified with data from the state’s Driver and Vehicle Services. If you provide the last four digits of your Social Security number, your application will be verified with data from the Social Security Administration. After it has been verified, it will be reviewed and accepted by your county elections official.
Can I register to vote electronically on Election Day?No. Election Day registration is completed in-person using a paper voter registration application at your local polling location.
Other Resources:How Online Voter Registration Works
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