Online voter registration allows eligible citizens to easily and securely register to vote or update their information via secure government websites. Over the past decade, voters have embraced online registration for its convenience, and state officials have championed it for its accuracy, efficiency, and affordability. Electronic registration avoids many of the issues common to paper registration, including data entry errors and missing information, and saves states money by reducing or eliminating the need for paper, printing, postage, and staff time.
Nearly half of Americans have access to online voter registration. Public interest in the service has increased dramatically over the past six years, and more than half of states now provide or have passed legislation authorizing the service. Owing to the popularity of online voter registration with voters, elections officials around the country expect its availability to continue expanding.