Oklahoma to Allow Online Voter Registration

Jun 24, 2015

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A new law will allow Oklahoma voters to register online, reports the Southwest Times Record. The law, which goes into effect November 1st, authorizes a secure online system that will accept voter registration applications from voters with a valid Oklahoma Drivers License or ID card.  The new measure is one of several election reforms proposed by Senator David Holt, a Republican from Oklahoma City. More than two dozen other states already have electronic voting systems.

In the November 4th elections, when Governor Mary Fallin successfully won re-election over her Democratic challenger Joe Dorman, about 40 percent of registered voters participated. But the true participation rate was less than 30 percent, considering that many eligible citizens were not registered.