Website helps voters check their registration status


(NBC) – More states are allowing voters to sign up online this election season.

A study from the Pew Research Center says only 65% of the U.S. voting age-population was registered in the last Presidential race in 2012.

Election officials across the country have been making changes to allow faster and easier registration online.

For this election cycle, thirty-two states plus Washington, D.C. have offered online voter registration, and in a third of the stats you still have time to register.

“It’s not only more convenient for voters, it’s hugely cost effective, and administratively sound because it allows the election officials to get the best, most accurate information possible,” Says Kay Stimson, Director of Communications for the  National Association of Secretaries of State.

Eleven states plus D.C. allow voters to register on election day, including Illinois and Iowa.

If you want to find out if you still have time to register, or if you are already registered and want to make sure it’s up to date, you can find that information here.

You can also find details about whether you need to bring identification in order to vote, and you can locate your polling place.


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