VRM in the States: Online Registration
Online registration is a key component of Voter Registration Modernization that allows voters to register — and to check and update their registration records — through a secure and accessible online portal.
38 states — Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin — plus the District of Columbia, currently or will soon offer online voter registration.
- In addition, many other states allow citizens to look up their voter registration information online, but do not currently allow voters to register or update their registration records online.
- Thanks to a 2002 federal law, every state now has (or soon will have) a computerized statewide voter registration database capable of sharing information in some form with other government databases.