Oklahomans are beginning to utilize a new online voter registration tool. (Getty Images)
More than 1,600 Oklahomans have registered to vote or updated their registrations using the state’s new online voter portal.
The new technology, which launched in July, allows Oklahomans to submit voter registrations online for the first time. The option comes nearly eight years after legislators first passed a law allowing it.
Misha Mohr, a spokesperson for the Oklahoma State Election Board, said registering online is more convenient for both voters and election officials.
“Because it’s online, people are typing in their information, so it does ensure it’s legible and the county election boards can read it,” Mohr said. “It eliminates any possible errors.”
Online registration also means faster fulfillment of the application.
“Instead of waiting for that application to go through the mail system or having to find time to hand deliver that to the election board, you’re able to submit that electronically,” Mohr said. “My daughter, who’s 18, registered to vote through that process in about five minutes and did it completely on her phone.”
Paper registrations options remain available at tag agencies, human service agencies and local election boards.
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