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New York Introduces New Online Voter Registration System

Cuomo unveils system that will allow voters to register from home.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled an online voter registration system on Thursday that allows New Yorkers to register from their own computers – and soon from new electronic devices at Department of Motor Vehicles offices, according to the New York Post.

Newly registered voters can even cast ballots in next month’s primaries if they register and enroll in a party online by Sunday. Friday is the in-person deadline at DMV and Board of Elections offices, says the Post.

To register, applicants need a driver’s license or a nondriver’s identification card, and can log in to my.dmv.ny.gov.

GOP political consultant Jack Cookfair told the paper that the new online registration system could help Democrats by mobilizing new voters in New York, a traditionally blue state.

“Any time you go out of your way to make it easier for people to enroll, it has a tendency to hurt Republicans. The bigger question is motivating them [newly registered voters] to actually vote.”

Robert Wasserman August 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Your screening words are two hard to read. After 14 tries, it just wasn't worth trying to send a freiend an interesting article.
Gary R. August 19, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Does this system check the eligibility of registrants? If not, it's another transparent ploy by Democrats to get a bunch of illegals and ineligible voters registered.
Harriet Brown August 19, 2012 at 07:18 PM
What illegals are trying to vote? There is enough trouble getting eligible voters to vote. By the way, if you got mail from the Board of Elections, talking about where you go to vote, READ IT CAREFULLY. After voting in the same place for almost 40 years, I now have to vote in a different place. It is a good thing that I looked.
Fred 'n Freeda August 19, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Thank you darling wonder Mitt! Thanks for blessing us with inspiration of inherited wealth. Thank you for teaching us nobody should pay more tax just because they hide money, tax-free, in the Caymans & Bermuda & Switzerland & Andorra. Thanks for having fools pay their taxes, while you live in luxury. Thanks for building an elevator for your cars & limos in one of your 7 palaces, which also gives us inspiration to be like you: accomplished & not being afraid to demonstrate loyalty to yr fellow accomplished friends with the promise to further lower their taxes. And also thank the Ryan budget author for promising to reduce yr tax rate to 1%. After all 13% tax rate sure beats the 37% rate those on salaries must pay. It'ss inspiring for all of us not yet rich as you; not rich like yr daddy, not rich as yr wife or boys. Thank you for choosing a running mate who is also a millionaire from the inheritance from his great-grandfather, the road builder, whose company was passed down to his son & then his son, Paul's Daddy afforded Mr. Ryan a life in Wash.DC & inspiration to lower taxes on his multimillionaire mom & dad & all those whom God has blessed. You go Mitt! Why should Americans wait for the government to give a measly retirement to those who paid for it, when you show how to take care of yourself? Why give people Obamacare just because people without $ get sick? If God wants them sick, why go against God's will? O Mitt, how inspiring you are! Pay no attention to envy!
Marilyn August 20, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Your link doesn't work. my.dmv.ny.gov.

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