State Senate OKs Electronic Voter Registration

AUSTIN (April 23, 2013)--The Texas Senate voted Tuesday to allow voters with driver's licenses and state identification cards to register to voter over the Internet.

The measure now goes to the House.

The bill by State Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, would not allow people without state ID cards to use the system.

He said the aim of the bill is to eliminate the errors created when people fill out voter registration cards by hand, which have to be transcribed and may not perfectly match state records.

The Texas Secretary of State's office often checks the voter rolls against other state records.

Minor differences in spelling or hyphenation can create discrepancies.

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