N.J. moves toward online voter registration

It could become even easier to register to vote in New Jersey.

Residents now have to fill out paper voter registration forms they can get from county clerks or state Department of Motor Vehicle offices.

A measure passed by the New Jersey Assembly would establish a secure Internet for registering online.

Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera says users of the new system would have to supply more than name, address, birth date, and Social Security number.

“They would have to put their driver’s license information. That will help the DMV match their driver’s license with their signature that’s on file in the DMV,” said Mosquera, D-Gloucester. “It’s actually making sure that the DMV knows that the person that is registering online is who they say that they are.”

If the legislation eventually becomes law, it would affect registration for elections in future years. The deadline to register to vote this year has already passed.

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