More than 31,000 people have turned to the Internet to register to vote since Pennsylvania introduced online voter registration nearly five months ago. For its efforts implementing the website, the Pennsylvania Department of State was awarded the 2015 Pennsylvania Excellence in Technology award, which recognizes projects that use technology to deliver government service. From the end of August, when the initiative was launched, through Dec. 7, nearly 51,000 people — 31,317 who have registered to vote and 19,560 who changed their registration — used the state’s www.votesPA.com website, according to Department of State data.
“Believe me, we’re very impressed,” said Wanda Murren, spokeswoman for the department. “We had no way of predicting the number of people who would use it.”
Users can also find their polling place, change their party affiliation and address and other information on the site.
… Despite the new way of reaching would-be voters, Sally Kohlbus, assistant director of the county’s elections office, said some people still prefer the old-fashion way of registering.
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