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

Online voter registration nets 21,352 new voters in first six days

By David Wildstein, September 10 2020 4:24 pm

Less than a week after going live, New Jersey has added 21,352 new voters through online voter registration.

New Jersey began online registration on September 4, becoming the 41st state to offer a paperless option.

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 53% of the newly-registered voters used their drivers license and 47% 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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