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 V. Tech Thursday

North Carolina: The Libya High National Elections Commission and Durham-based Caktus Group this week open-sourced their SMS voter registration system SmartElect. According to WRAL, the platform was developed to enhance voter registration turnout and was built upon the technological successes of SMS and text message voter registration systems.

West Virginia: According to Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, the state’s new online voter registration system received 1,082 submissions in the first month including 439 new voter registration applications, 349 address changes, 267 party changes and 27 name changes. Submissions came from 50 of the state’s 55 counties.