Many states, including Pennsylvania, have moved to an online voter registration system. Supporters laud the advantages of such systems: they can help save tax dollars, they can help increase voter roll accuracy, and perhaps most importantly, helps provide a more hassle-free way for Americans to register or update their registrations.
But how are those online systems performing? Now The Pew Charitable Trusts has a new interactive tool to keep track – one that monitors and surveys states that implement or continue to offer online voter registration.
According to Pew, the responses indicate that online registration holds up as a being:
- cost-effective for states
- easy for voters
- and more accurate than paper forms.
But there’s more. According to the nonprofit, online voter registration systems :
- are more secure
- reduce potential for fraud by verifying voters’ identities and eligibility.
- tracks what states offer online registration
- summarizes survey findings across five topics: legislation, development, features, access and processing.
Want to check it out? The tool may be accessed here. Want to learn more about online voter registration systems in general? No worries – here’s a resource you might want to check out first.