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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.

Last Updated: February 1, 2021
Published: February 3, 2017

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.

  • 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.