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New York Introduces New Online Voter Registration System

Register online by Sunday, or Friday, Aug. 17 at DMV and Board of Election offices, to vote in next month's primary.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled an online voter registration system on Thursday that allows New Yorkers to register from their own computers – and soon from new electronic devices at Department of Motor Vehicles offices, according to the New York Post.

Newly registered voters can even cast ballots in next month’s primaries if they register and enroll in a party online by Sunday. Friday is the in-person deadline at DMV and Board of Elections offices, says the Post.

To register, applicants need a driver’s license or a nondriver’s identification card, and can log in to my.dmv.ny.gov.

GOP political consultant Jack Cookfair told the paper that the new online registration system could help Democrats by mobilizing new voters in New York, a traditionally blue state.

“Any time you go out of your way to make it easier for people to enroll, it has a tendency to hurt Republicans. The bigger question is motivating them [newly registered voters] to actually vote.”

How are you going to register to vote? Let us know in the comments below.

Iris Howard Beach August 19, 2012 at 01:18 AM
this does not work..tried it and all it allows you to do is fill it out online and then tells you where to mail it....two democrat possible votes will now be lost for the primaries..
Meadow Lane August 19, 2012 at 01:04 PM
The Romney-Ryan Plan: 1. Tax poor & working people but not the rich; 2. Encourage wages in the U.S. to fall to third world levels; 3. Pass trade laws that make it easy for companies to send jobs overseas; 4. Pass laws that enable only insurance companies to control who gets health care (including seniors) and who doesn't; 5. Replace public education with out of pocket private schools and home schooling; 6. Refuse to invest in crumbling public infrastructure such as highways, bridges, and sewer systems; 7. Environmental Policy: Pass laws and weaken regulations that enable companies to pollute the environment; 8. Pass laws that enable gas and oil production and prices to be controlled by a few large companies; Make sure that there is no longer any research or work on alternative energy sources; Keep defense spending high to protect non domestic oil production; 9. Repress rights for women and minorities and repress voting participation; 10. Divide the American people on cultural issues (religion, sexual orientation, gun rights, etc); 11. Instill fear in the American public through manufactured crises and created "boogeymen". Then attack political opponents by claiming to be more "patriotic" and the better keeper of "American Values" than they. 12. Make it impossible for literally millions of ELIGIBLE voters to cast their ballots, which is flagrant vote tampering and corruption. Can YOU afford to vote for these guys? I can't. I'm a working mother.

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