© 2021 Boise State Public Radio

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact us at boisestatepublicradio@boisestate.edu or call (208) 426-3663.
WebHeader_3.png
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Politics & Government

Idaho Launches Online Voter Registration

Computer_Cyber_Keyboard.jpg
Plymouth District Library
/
Flickr

Idahoans can now register to vote online for the first time.

Secretary of State LawerenceDenney announced Tuesday that the move will offer convenience to voters and cut down administrative work for county election officials.

Online registration requires voters, who would have to have a state-issued ID, to fill out an electronic application that is then sent to state elections officials for validation.

The Idaho Transportation Department will provide digital copies of voter signatures from state-issued driver's licenses to become part of the voter registration database.

Currently, 35 other states online registration with Arizona being the first state to implement a paperless registration system in 2002.

Oklahoma has passed legislation creating online voter registration systems, but has not yet implemented such systems.