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electionlineWeekly — December 7, 2017

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 VI. Tech Thursday

Idaho: This week, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney unveiled the state’s new online voter registration system. Residents with an Idaho driver’s license or state-issued ID card can now register to vote or update an existing registration on IdahoVotes.gov.

Missouri: The Boone County clerk’s office has made it possible for county residents to register to vote, change their address and request absentee ballots electronically. Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks told the Columbia Tribune that anyone with access to a touchscreen device, such as a tablet or smartphone, can sign electronically through software on the clerk’s website. Staff then verify the information and signature and fulfill the request. Although there were no numbers available, Burks expects the new online capabilities to save the county time and money.