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Lawmakers look to make online voter registration a reality in Nebraska

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Nebraska lawmakers are working on a piece of legislation aimed at making it easier for people to register to vote.
The bill has three components that will ultimately increase the accuracy and flow of the voter registration database.

The bill combines the concept of online voter registration with the electronic transmission of DMV applications. Nebraska Senator Bob Krist says there are three main advantages by allowing these electronic transmissions.
"First- one of the data entry levels is eliminated, which reduces the number of typos. Second, the delivery time to the county election office is reduced. Instead the transmission will be almost instantaneous. Lastly, the changes proposed will eliminate the last paper based record that's still created through the DMV licensing process."
Senators advanced this bill by a vote of 35- to -0, but still needs two more rounds of approval before the governor can sign it into law.

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