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electionlineWeekly — March 1, 2018

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 VIII. Tech Thursday

Indiana: Potential voters in Indiana may now register to vote via text. Residents simply need to text “Indiana” to 2VOTE and they will receive a link to the Indianavoters.com website where they will then be able to register to vote from their smartphone. “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help Hoosiers register and vote,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “This is just another step in that direction. Millennials and young voters expect the flexibility to register from their phone and we are giving them one more way to do this.”

Pennsylvania: Congratulations to a voter in the Philadelphia area for becoming the one millionth person to use the state’s online voter registration portal. According to state officialsy, about 60 percent of the users had been signing up to vote for the first time while the remainder were updating their voter information.