Electronic Voter Registration Arrives at Virginia DMVs

Virginia officials are trying to make it easier to sign residents up to vote.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that starting this month residents will be able to apply electronically for voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle service centers and mobile offices.

Residents have been able to apply to register to vote at DMV locations since 1996. They currently have to fill out a paper application, which is then sent to the Department of Elections.

McAuliffe says allowing residents to apply electronically will cut down on the time DMV employees spend printing, sorting and mailing voter applications.

The governor says residents will also be able to update their address with the Department of Elections on the DMV's website instead of having to fill out a paper voter application.

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