If a legislative committee signs off on a new regulation later this month, Kentuckians will soon be able to register to vote online. Twenty-one states allow voters to register online, which Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has advocated for during her tenure. Kentucky already allows members of the military and overseas voters to register on the web. In a statement, Grimes said that program has been a “tremendous success,” and she hopes expanding online registration to all Kentuckians would lead to greater participation.
The initiative has its opponents. Dan Rose, president of Lexington-based Americans First, which calls itself a pro-U.S. citizen organization, said online registration would lead to an increase in voter fraud by removing from the process some of the people who oversee registration forms.
Rose said voter registrations can be fraudulently obtained by using fake Social Security or federal tax identification numbers.
But Joshua Douglas, a professor of election law at the University of Kentucky, said the concern about voter fraud is “overblown.”
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