The Cuomo admin announced this week that the state DMV now offers online voter registration. And if you're already registered, you can also now update your voting address or party affiliation online, too.
From the Cuomo admin press release (link added):
The DMV processes roughly 300,000 motor voter applications a year. This is currently a cumbersome and time-consuming manual process, where drivers fill out paper forms at one of 129 DMV branches, which then have to be sorted and mailed by hand to one of the county boards of elections. This process is prone to human error, delays and, in some cases, to applications not getting processed.
It says New York State ranks 47th in the nation in voter registration -- less than 64 percent of eligible residents are registered to vote.
Earlier on AOA: New York State ranked last in voter turnout (2010)
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