Nebraska will implement a new system of online voter registration this month, easing the registration process and opening the door to larger voter turnout. “We hope to improve registration and turnout,” Secretary of State John Gale said in announcing a rollout scheduled for Sept. 22. Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln, founder and executive director of Nebraskans for Civic Reform, said the new system implements a modern registration process his organization has been urging the state to adopt since 2008.
The option of online registration will modernize the process, Morfeld said, recognizing the fact that “we have a much more mobile population,” increasing accessibility and opening the process to more participation by students, young professionals and low-income Nebraskans among others. Online registration will also decrease administrative costs, he noted.
Morfeld said his organization will continue to also push for Election Day voter registration that could be accomplished in tandem with casting a vote, further increasing registration figures and voter turnout.
Gale said the new system is in the final stages of testing before it becomes operational.
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