State Sen. David Blount is proposing an upgrade to the voter registration system in Mississippi. “We need to get away from mailing paper back and forth through the mail and we ought to do stuff online,” said Blount. “Because the fundamental principle is the more people who are involved in our democracy, the better our government will be.” There’s currently the option to go to the local circuit clerk’s office or print out a form on the secretary of state’s website. But you can’t submit it online. “It’s just not the way business is conducted in the 21st century,” Blount said. He says a few clicks could streamline the process.
“It saves money because there’s someone down at the courthouse that doesn’t have to re-enter the information that you provided on a piece of paper,” said Blount.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he hasn’t seen the proposal but he has serious concerns regarding the security of online voter registration. Yet Blount says there would be built-in checks and balances.
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