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Area registrar of voters backs online registration proposal

Connecticut is taking steps to become the 15th state to allow residents to register online to vote.  It was part of a legislative package proposed in 2012 to make it easier for people to cast their ballots. 


Bethlehem Registrar Melissa Russell serves as President of the Connecticut Registrars of Voters Association.  She says technology is good when it comes to bringing the voting system into the 21st century.  She notes that this system will do that while maintaining the integrity of the process.


Besides registering, the site also allows people to change the name or address on their current registration and change their political party affiliation.  Secretary of the State Denise Merrill estimates there are about 200,000 eligible but unregistered voters in Connecticut.

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