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Oklahoma Senator Wants Online Voter Registration

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Ryan LaCroix of KOSU, with data from ncsl.org
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The Democratic leader in the Oklahoma Senate plans to introduce a bill to help increase voter participation in Oklahoma by allowing citizens to register to vote online.

State Sen. Randy Bass of Lawton held an interim study on the issue Thursday before the Senate Rules Committee and said afterward he planned to sponsor a bill in the upcoming session.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, voters in 27 states have the ability for full or limited online registration, but not in Oklahoma.

In Oklahoma, voter registration forms can be downloaded and completed online, but they must be delivered or mailed to a county or state election board.

An Oklahoma Republican Party official voiced concern online registration could pose data security problems.

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