Massachusetts has launched a new voter registration system. People can now go online to sign up to vote, change their address for voting purposes, and switch party affiliation. Massachusetts is the 21st state to offer online voter registration, a system Secretary of State William Galvin, the state’s top election official, said will remove one more administrative impediment to registering to vote. The new system is available now to help people register for the first time, and allow people who have moved since the last general election to update their voter registration information.
The website connects with the Registry of Motor Vehicles to verify the new voter’s information. If the person does not have a driver’s license they are directed to use a mail-in voter registration form.
Online voter registration is one in a series of election law changes approved by the state legislature last year that include early voting, allowing 16-and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote, and provide postelection audits of randomly selected polling places to assure the accuracy of voting machines.
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