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Secretary Johnson recently thanked state lawmakers giving final approval to a secure online voter registration application, an initiative she has long championed. The measure has been sent to the governor for consideration.

“Our online services have handled millions of transactions accurately and securely, and now is the time to allow Michigan residents the convenience of registering to vote online,” Johnson said.

The state Senate on Nov. 8 approved with overwhelming bipartisan support House changes to legislation that would create online voter registration.

Under the proposed legislation:

  • Original voter registration applications could be submitted online using ExpressSOS.com
     
  • The online voter registration system would automatically check that a potential voter is of the correct age and otherwise eligible to vote by cross-referencing the voter registration application information through the state’s driver licensing and state ID files
     
  • Signatures would be captured through the Secretary of State’s driver licensing and state ID database