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Online Voter Registration became a law in 2020. (Photo: Iowa Secretary of State.)

N.J. has 170,221 online voter registrations since September 4

Deadline to register for general election is October 13

By David Wildstein, September 23 2020 2:05 pm

National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday brought in 33,268 new voters or updated voter registrations, bringing the total of online registrations to 170,221 since the system went live on September 4.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation in January to allow eligible New Jerseyans to register online using a state Motor Vehicle Commission identification or the last four digits of their social security number along with a  digital signature.

About 56% of the newly-registered voters used their driver’s license and 44% opted to give their social security numbers.

The bill was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assemblywoman Gabrielle Mosquera (D-Gloucester Township)

Arizona has had online voter registration since 2002.

The deadline to register to vote for the November general election is October 13.

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