Pennsylvania's online voter registration hits 1M milestone

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 26, 2018 11:47 AM

FILE PHOTO: A voter casts a ballot. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

(Harrisburg) -- A voter from the Philadelphia suburbs is the 1 millionth person to register to vote or update their registration online since Pennsylvania's online system began more than two years ago.

State officials said Monday that about 60 percent of those users were signing up to vote, while the rest were changing their name, address or party affiliation.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who launched the system in August 2015, says the results reflect demand for election systems that are more secure, easier to navigate and help ensure their votes count.

Elections officials say online registration has reduced the workload and cost for county elections officials, which can be flooded with applications near registration deadlines.

Voters have until April 16 to register if they want to participate in the May 15 primary.

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